Confessions of faith are expressions of Biblical doctrine intended to help the Church find unity in the knowledge of Christ to the glory of God.
Doctrine is often misunderstood and mischaracterized as being an instrument of division in the Church, when in reality, clarity of doctrine produces unity of faith and life because what you believe determines how you will live your life.
Our confession of faith is intended to concisely express the doctrines of our faith in order that we might faithfully follow Christ in greater unity of faith within the body of Christ.
The Doctrine of God
Yahweh is One God; there is no other
The Father is the perfect personal essence of Yahweh in heaven.
The Son is Yahweh in the flesh; the personal word of God that took on flesh to declare the radiance of God’s glory and provide the atoning sacrifice to redeem the lost from sin and death.
The Holy Spirit is the personal presence of Yahweh that dwells with his people and gives life to his creation.
The Doctrine of the Word
All Scripture is inspired by God and appointed to save, sanctify and equip the believer
The Holy Spirit moved upon the saints of old to breathe through them the living and finished word of God.
The Lordship of Christ is exercised over the body through the word of God by the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
Faith is authored and perfected in sinners through the word of God by the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
Sanctification is worked in believers through living-faith in the word of God that produces obedience by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Spiritual growth is produced inbelievers through the nourishment of the word of God by the equipping of the Holy Spirit.
The goal of Biblical instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.
The Doctrine of Faith
We are saved by grace through faith in the finished work of God
The object of faith is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The true faith of Christ comes from hearing the word of God.
The fruit of true faith is loving obedience to the commandments of Christ.
Authentic Christian living is lived out in the newness of the Holy Spirit by faith with a clear conscience
The new life is established by Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross according to the will of our Father in heaven.
The conscience is cleansed from things that lead to death by the blood of Christ through the eternal Spirit who raised him from the dead.
The whole spirit, soul, and body are cleansed by the faithfulness of God.
The new life is preserved by Christ’s heavenly Advocacy as intercessor on our behalf.
The new life is expressed in the humility of holiness by the divine virtue of love.
Christian liberty is experienced by walking in the Holy Spirit through the word of God.