We Believe…

There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons. God is
immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond
human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians
13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2.)
Jesus Christ
God the eternal Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. Through Him all things were created, the
character of God is revealed, the salvation of humanity is accomplished, and the world is judged.
Forever truly God, He became also truly human, Jesus the Christ. He was conceived of the Holy
Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. By His miracles He manifested God’s power and was attested
as God’s promised Messiah. He suffered and died voluntarily on the cross for our sins and in our
place, and was raised from the dead. He will come again in glory for the final deliverance of His
people and the restoration of all things. (Isaiah 53:4-6; John 1:1-3, 14; Philippians 2:5–11;
Colossians 1:15-19)
The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine
inspiration. In this Word, God has committed to humanity the knowledge necessary for salvation.
The Holy Scriptures are the supreme, authoritative, and the infallible revelation of His will.
(Psalms 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20, 21.)
Led by the Holy Spirit we sense our need, acknowledge our sinfulness, repent of our
transgressions, and exercise faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. This saving faith is the gift of
God’s grace. Through Christ we are justified, and delivered from the lordship of sin. Through the
Spirit we are born again and sanctified. Abiding in Him we become partakers of the divine
nature and have the assurance of salvation now and in the judgment. (Genesis 3:15; John 3:16;
Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-10.)
The Church
The church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We join
together for worship, for fellowship, for instruction in the Word, for the celebration of the Lord’s
Supper, for service to humanity, and for the worldwide proclamation of the gospel. The church
derives its authority from Christ, who is the incarnate Word revealed in the Scriptures. The
church is God’s family, the body of Christ, a community of faith of which Christ Himself is the
Head. (Matthew 16:13-20; Acts 2:38-42; Ephesians 2:19-22.)
The Sabbath
God, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all
people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires
the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony

with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of
delightful communion with God and one another. (Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus. 20:8-11; Mark 1:32;
Hebrews 4:1-11.)
The Second Coming of Jesus
The second coming of Jesus is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel.
The Savior’s coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. When He returns, the
righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and
taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die. (Matthew 24; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; 1
Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-6; Rev. 1:7.)

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