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Abbreviated Statement of Faith

The Bible is God-inspired and infallible. It’s our foundation, source, and authority.
2 Tim 3:16-17

The Trinity is the name for the three personal expressions of the single, infinite, holy God. Mat 28:19

As Father, He’s the sovereign, just, loving creator and sustainer of all things. 1 Cor 8:6

As Son, He’s the virgin-born savior of man; the co-creator; fully God yet fully man. Mat 1:23; Jn 1:1-3; 14

As Spirit, He indwells, guides, replenishes, and empowers the believer to serve Him. Jn 14:26; Acts 1:8

Mankind was created in the image of God, for His purpose, plans, and pleasure.
Gen 1:27

Original Sin came through Adam’s voluntary act of rebellious disobedience.
Rom 5:12

Sin’s nature contaminates and corrupts mankind, resulting in physical and spiritual death. Rom 3:23; 6:23

Unconditional love is expressed and offered by God, in spite of mankind’s sinful condition. Rom 5:8

Repentance is turning to God out of sincere conviction and Godly sorrow over one’s sin. 2 Cor 7:10

Salvation is God’s rescue from sin’s destruction and penalty to restored intimacy with Himself. Jn 3:16

Christ died to satisfy sin’s penalty, and rose from the dead to confirm His victory. 1 Cor 15:3-6

Justification is a right-standing before God; granted to us by the righteousness of Christ. Rom 5:1-2

Believers receive salvation by grace, through faith in Christ, and evidence it by good works. Eph 2:8-10

Forgiveness is offered through Christ’s sacrificial death when we truly confess and repent. Eph 1:7

Baptism in the Holy Spirit occurs at salvation and is evidenced by Spiritual “fruit.”
Acts 2:38-39
; Gal 5:22-23

Filling of the Holy Spirit is the ongoing empowerment for godliness that believers should seek. Eph 5:18

Sanctification is daily growth in faith and Godliness through cooperative work with His Spirit. Rom 6:12-14

The Church is Christ’s “body” and is vital to His plan and the mutual edification of believers. Heb 10:24-25

Communion is a symbolic act which reminds us of what Christ accomplished.
1 Cor 11:24-25

Baptism by submersion in water is a public confession of a person’s spiritual rebirth.
1 Pet 3:21

Healing still happens today through prayer, by God’s power, wisdom, and timing.
Jas 5:14-16

The second coming of Christ should be anticipated and should spur us to godly living. Titus 2:12-13

Judgment comes after death, as reward for the believer, and as punishment for the unbeliever. 2 Cor 5:10

Heaven is the glorious eternal home for all genuine believers.
Jn 14:2-3
; 3:36

Hell is a place of eternal torment for Satan and all who reject Christ.
Rev 20:10-15

Evangelism by modeling and sharing Jesus Christ should be a priority for each believer. Mat 28:19-20

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