Do You Have a Statement of Faith?

Very simply, yes; the Bible is our statement of faith! Our hope is to enter into all that the Bible unveils to us concerning God’s purpose for the world, for the church, and for our own Christian lives.

We do believe in all the basic items of the orthodox Christian faith; that God is triune, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that the Son of God existed eternally with the Father, and was born of a virgin to be incarnated as a man, Jesus Christ. He then lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our redemption, and rose bodily from the dead on the third day. Today He is at the right hand of God, waiting until He returns to establish His kingdom on the earth.

These are the basic items of the faith; they are the basic beliefs that all real Christians must hold in order to be Christians. However, if we go beyond these matters to make a creed concerning our specific beliefs, we may accidentally and needlessly divide ourselves from our fellow believers.

As we stand together for Christ, the Holy Spirit will guide us into all the truth (John 16:13), and as we grow in Christ we will eventually become clear as to the faith we should hold:

Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.”
– Ephesians 4:13-15