This commonly-used doctrinal statement is a useful summary of what we believe:

*The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

*The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.

*The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

*The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth of the virgin Mary.

*Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.

*The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

*The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.

*The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.

*The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.