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       We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
 

       We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
 

       We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, miraculous in His birth, sinless in His life, and making atonement for the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.
 

       We believe in the Holy Spirit who came from God to convict the world of sin and convince the world of unrighteousness and of judgment; to regenerate, sanctify and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that all men are by nature and by choice sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
 

       We believe, therefore, that those who make a personal commitment of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation will rejoice forever in God's presence; but those who refuse to make this personal commitment of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation will forever be separated from God. We believe in the Church as a spiritual body with Christ as its head and with all reborn followers as members.
 

       We believe that a visible Church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized upon a credible profession of faith and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe to this church were committed, for perpetual observance, the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's supper; that God has laid on this church the task of persuading the lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior, and to exalt him as Lord and Master. We believe that all human betterment and social improvement are inevitable by-products of such a gospel.


       We believe that every human being has direct access to God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith and conduct; that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority and, therefore church and state must be kept separate, having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.