What We Believe

Ours Faith Statement

1. We believe that both Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, and without error in the original manuscripts. They are the ultimate standard for life and faith in the Christian life. They are God’s complete revelation for salvation for all humankind.

2. We believe in the one true God, who is from himself, eternal, infinite, and perfect. He exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in being, honor, and glory.

3. We believe God created the heavens and earth and all things therein and sustains all creation. He created humankind in His own image.

4. We believe the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, who for the love of the humankind came into the world. He was born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit, named Jesus, who is both fully God and fully man. He demonstrated the love and life of God through his incarnation, and lived a sinless life, but was crucified on the cross for the sin of the world, died, was buried; he rose from the dead on the third day to complete God’s great work of salvation. And now he has ascended into Heaven and seated at the right hand of God, to be the Mediator between God and man; He will return to the world.

5. We believe the Holy Spirit is one of the three distinct persons of the Trinity; he dwells in the hearts of all believers and bestows power and spiritual gifts to sanctify and empower them to be witnesses of Christ; he unites the universal Church to be one in Christ and calls all people to be reconciled to the Lord through the Gospel. We believe the biblical descriptions of the gifts of the Spirit are for the building up of the church.

6. We believe that because of Adam and Eve’s fallenness, sin, and separation from God, everyone will die once, and after death, a judgment. The only way to salvation is through accepting Christ as the personal Lord and Savior; all who believe in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

7. We believe that all believers belong to God’s church. Christ is the head of the Church; the Church is the Body of Christ; believers mutually participate in one another’s life in this Body and are united to advance the gospel.

8. We believe in the physical resurrection of all mankind, whereby believers will receive eternal life and those who have refused the gift of salvation from God will be eternally punished according to their sins.

9. Baptism and Holy Communion are sacraments of the church, observed in obedience to Christ’s commands.

10. Baptism is the testimony, as a witness before the Lord and all creation, of acceptance of Jesus as one’s personal savior. We practice baptism by immersion and accept other believers regardless of their mode of baptism.

11. Holy Communion is a communal observance, through the use of the bread and the cup, of remembrance of the Lord Jesus’s death, his love as a symbol of covenant with Christ in anticipation of His Second Coming.