STATEMENT OF FAITH
WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the only final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in the one true, living and holy God who is a self-existent, eternal, personal Spirit eternally existent as a trinity of three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Father is eternally the Father of the Son, the author of salvation, and now the Father of all who are born again into new life through faith in Christ.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, that he was born of a virgin, was sinless, performed miracles, that he died and made atonement for sins through the shedding of his blood, that God raised him from the dead, that he ascended to the right hand of the Father, and that he will one day return in power and glory.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who convinces of the need of a saving relationship with God, and who regenerates sinful people so that they can be saved.
We believe that God created humankind in His image, male and female, to enjoy a loving relationship with Him and with one another. Because mankind sinned, we are now born spiritually dead and, unless born again through Christ, cannot see the kingdom of God. Personal acceptance of Christ’s redemptive work results in a restored relationship with God and freedom to fulfill our created purpose through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is God’s gracious gift, to be accepted through faith, through which the believer can be assured of personal salvation which speaks to the past in the forgiveness of sins, to the present of a continuing walk with Christ, and to the future with the promise of resurrection life. We believe that the true mark of a believer is someone who has surrendered their life to Jesus and has truly made him the Lord of their life.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the true Church consists of all people everywhere who have been reborn through personal participation, by faith, in the death and resurrection of Christ, being called out to become part of the body of which Christ is the Head.
ABOUT THE RESURRECTION
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all humanity to stand before God for final judgment. Those who have not accepted His life-giving grace will be raised to experience eternal punishment being separated from God and all that is good. Those who have trusted in Christ will be raised to live eternally in God’s presence and receive the promised reward.
*Our statement of faith was adapted from the articles of faith of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada