What We Believe

God the Father
There is one living and true God; the Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible (Genesis 1; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2).

The Holy Trinity
The God-head consists of three persons, of one substance, power and eternity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Luke 24:49; John 14:16-23; Acts 2:1-4).

Jesus, the Son
The Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took humankind’s nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the God-head and manhood, were joined together in one person. Christ is very God and very Man, who was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice for the sins of humankind (Matthew 1:18-2:12; Mark 1:9-11; Mark 8:27-30; John 1:1-5; John 5:16-30).

The Holy Ghost
The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and Son, is of the same substance, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God (Luke 12:12; 24:49; John 14:16-23; John 15:26; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 5:32; 1Corinthians 2:10).

The Resurrection of Christ
Christ did truly rise again from the dead and ascended into heaven until he returns to judge humankind on the last day (Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:911; Luke 24:1-11; John 20:11-18; Acts 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 15:5).

Original Sin
Original sin is the corruption of the nature of humankind that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby every person is far gone from original righteousness (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-14).

The Justification of Humankind (Salvation)
We are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by faith, and not for our works or deserving. We are justified by faith only (Romans 4:6-8; 5:1-10; 10:3-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:8-11; Galatians 2:16).

Of Baptism
Baptism is a sign of profession and mark of difference and also a sign of regeneration, or the new birth (Matthew 3:11-15; 28:19-20; Mark 1:10-11; Acts 2:38–41).

Of the Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves, but rather is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death; insomuch, that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ; and likewise the cup of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-22; John 6:35-59; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

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