Statement of Faith

Theology Study of God

The Bible

We believe in the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. We believe it is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative, Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21). The Bible is sufficient in and of itself to provide us with all that pertains to life and Godliness (2 Peter 1:2–3).

God

We believe in God (Genesis 1:1a). He is the personal, transcendent (Romans 11:33–36), eternal (Isaiah 57:15), Sovereign (Psalm 115:3) Creator (Genesis 1:1, 31) of all things. We believe He alone is God (Isaiah 43:10), He is the first and last (Revelation 22:13), there is no other. We believe He created the heavens and the earth as described in the book of Genesis and embrace a literal six day creation model.

The Trinity

We believe that God is eternally self existent (Exodus 3:14) and has revealed Himself as a Tri-unity of three persons (Matthew 28:19): Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as three persons (1 John 5:7) in the Godhead and yet one Lord God Almighty (Colossians 2:8–9).

Jesus

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, He is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16), He Himself is God (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; John 1:1) incarnate (1 Timothy 3:16; John 1:14) and in Him the fullness of the Godhead is revealed to man (Colossians 2:9). Therefore, He is appropriately called God the Son.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior and that all who wish to come to God must come through Him (John 14:6). Therefore, any and all who reject Jesus as both Lord and Christ have no possibility of acceptance by God the Father (1 John 2:22–23).

We believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh as both God and man. He never ceased being God and yet in His humanity was fully man (Philippians 2:5–11).

We believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), lived a sinless life (1 Peter 2:21–22; Hebrews 7:26–27), worked miracles (Acts 2:22), provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:20–21), after three days and three nights in the grave was physically raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:3–4), ministered to and commissioned His disciples (Acts 1:2-11; Matthew 28:18-20), ascended bodily back to the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34) and ever lives to make intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that after Jesus ascended to heaven He poured out His Holy Spirit upon the believers: His Church, at which time they were empowered to live a godly life and fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world (Acts 1:8-2:4), a privilege shared by all believers today.

We believe in the present work of the Holy Spirit in the world today. Jesus said: “when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” ( John 16:7-8 ).

We believe the Holy Spirit works in regeneration (Titus 3:5), sealing the believer unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13–14), teaching (John 14:26; 1 John 2:27), empowering for service (Acts 1:8) and guiding the believer into maturity and fruitfulness (Galatians 5:22-25).

We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and their operation in the Church today (1 Corinthians 12-14). We believe the purpose of these gifts is to edify the body of Christ: His Church, to equip us for the ministry and above all to glorify Christ. We believe these gifts are to be disciplined as prescribed by the scriptures, should never be used to draw attention to or to glorify man, should be practiced in a decent and orderly fashion, and must always be operational in a spirit of love.


Because we understand that these statements are brief and may encourage further questions we would like to make ourselves available to you. Please feel free to call Paul Van Noy at (208) 772-7755 . We will gladly discuss any of these things with you in order to assist you in your growth in the Lord. May the Lord richly bless you as you continue to study His Word.