We accept and proclaim the historic truths of the Christian Faith including the following:
GOD AND THE HUMAN RACE
We hold that the Lord our God is one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He fulfills His sovereign purposes in creation, revelation, redemption, judgment, and the coming of His kingdom by calling out from the world a people united to Himself and to each other in love.
We acknowledge that God made us in His own likeness and image, confers on us dignity and worth and enables us to respond to Himself. However, we also acknowledge that we are members of a fallen race. We have sinned and come short of His glory.
We believe that the Father has shown us His holy love in giving Jesus Christ, His only Son, for us even in our sinfulness and guilt. We were subject to His wrath and condemnation; yet He has shown His grace by putting us right with Himself when we place our trust in His Son.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and God - as truly human and born of the Virgin Mary; as Servant - sinless, full of grace and truth; as only Mediator and Savior - dying on the cross in our place, representing us to God and redeeming us from guilt and punishment of sin; as Victor over Satan and all His forces - rising from death with a glorious body and being taken up to be with His Father. One day, He will return personally in glory and judgment.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment. He makes the death of Christ effective to sinners - declaring that they must turn to Christ in repentance. The Holy Spirit directs them to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the new birth, they become partakers in the life of the risen Christ. The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of God's children to grasp the truth of Scripture, producing in us His fruit, granting to us His gifts, and empowering us for service in the world.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures are God-breathed. Their writers, chosen by God, wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Hence, the scriptures are fully trustworthy in all that they affirm and are our highest authority for faith and life.
We believe in home and family as set forth in the Holy Scripture. We believe God has ordained and created marriage to exist between one man and one woman, with absolute marital fidelity. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman within the marriage relationship. The Holy Scripture also sets forth home and family values, which include the distinct roles of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children.
We also believe that God is the creator of mankind and that a human's physical life starts at conception and ends with natural death.
THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION
We recognize the Church as the body of Christ, held together and growing up in Him. The church is a total fellowship throughout the world and the local congregation in which believers gather.
We acknowledge the commission of Christ to proclaim the Good News to all people making them disciples, and teaching them to obey Him. We acknowledge the command of Christ to love our neighbors, resulting in service to the church and society; in seeking reconciliation for all with God and our fellows; in proclaiming liberty from every kind of oppression; and in spreading Christ's justice in an unjust world ...until He comes again.
"The Holy Spirit constantly draws more and more of our young people–and occasionally, their parents–to Jesus Christ, our Lord."
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