Our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. This is accomplished through submission and application of God’s Word that is contained in a collection of sixty-six books of Old and New Testaments – the Bible. This complete and unified witness to God’s pursuit and redemptive acts culminated in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and is final authority on all matters that it speaks on.
It is on this foundation that we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:
Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the Trinity.
The living Word that became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Who is wholly God and wholly man united in one person forever. He died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose in bodily form the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
About the Holy Spirit
Has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
Sin has separated us from God and condemned us; salvation is wholly dependent upon the Work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
Capital ‘C’ Church is defined by a community of people committed to Jesus – that’s correct the Church is people, united together through the saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus instituted His Church in order for you to be loved, taught, and served by His people. Yet imperfect, the Word of God is preached in purity, sacraments administered with integrity, scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship occurs.
About His Return
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth, personally, visibly, and bodily – to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
About Being Light to the World
The Lord Jesus Christ gave His believers a command to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. This is called the Great Commission and obedience to this requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)