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Our Faith

Our Faith -
What We Believe the Bible Teaches!

Faith is not primarily a feeling, but a reasonable and sound confidence in the truthfulness of everything found in the Bible—beginning with the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus and His Bible do in fact rightly invoke feelings of joy, gladness and hope, but our response of a convinced mind and determined will to love Jesus and obey His Word is our best response.

It is the Scriptures that teach us God’s will, from which we can distill and extract—in various ways—exactly what God wants us to know, and what He wants us to be.

The Greek word used in the Bible for “teaching” gives us the much maligned word “Doctrine.” Those who besmirch the word doctrine are actually criticizing the very words of our Lord Jesus when He told His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

What follows is a condensed list of the doctrines of our Faith taught from the Bible!

While this list is a very condensed list of our faith, a more expansive treatment of it is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith. We never hold it equal to Scripture, but as a teaching tool that summarizes the Doctrine of Holy Scripture (we also say that it contains the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures) it is unsurpassed. The Confession is not a replacement for God’s Word, but a tool to teach and drive the student deeper into the Word! You You can read the Westminster Confession of Faith here. (with Scripture Proofs)

  1. We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
  1. We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  1. We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
  1. We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
  1. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
  1. We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people, not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
  1. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
  1. We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
  1. We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.