What We Believe

 

We believe in the only true God, the almighty Creator of all things, existing eternally in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit full of love and glory.

 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

 

We believe in the value and dignity of all people: created in Gods image to live in love, holiness and in fellowship with him. We are separated from God by our disobedience, we are, sinful people, incapable of a right relationship with God apart from divine grace.  

 

We believe that Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, he is the only mediator between God and man. God’s eternal Son, who as man fully shared and fulfilled our humanity in a life of perfect obedience.

 

We believe by His death in our place, Jesus revealed the divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having risen bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, He rules as Lord over all and intercedes for us as our Great High Priest.

 

We believe the Holy Spirit, through the proclamation of the Gospel, renews our hearts, persuading us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit we are led to trust in divine mercy, whereby we are forgiven all our sins, justified by faith through the merit of Christ our Savior, adopted into God’s family as His children and enabled so to live in the world that all people may see our good works and the Gospel of grace at work in our lives and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

 

We believe God, by His Word and Spirit, calls us as sinful people into the fellowship of Christ’s body. Thus He creates the one holy church, united in the bonds of love, endowed with the gifts of the Spirit and summoned by Christ to preach the Gospel and to administer the sacraments, to carry on the ministry of reconciliation, to relieve human need and to strive for social justice.

 

God’s redemptive purpose will be consummated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom. Those who are apart from Christ shall be eternally separated from God’s presence, but the redeemed shall live and reign with Him forever.