We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is the divinely-inspired and inerrant revelation of the Creator to man. The original miraculously given autographs are without error. The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself, and that Scripture is our final authority on all matters, free from error of any sort, scientific and historical, as well as moral and theological (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
Mankind and Sin
Although the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, were created in the image of God, their fall into sin is the basis for the necessity of salvation for mankind. Death, both physical and spiritual, entered into this world subsequent to and as a direct consequence of man’s sin. This is true of all men; and all men are sinners, inherently from Adam and individually by choice and are therefore subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10, 23).
Atonement for Sin
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are redeemed by His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His ascension into heaven; He is our High Priest and Advocate (John 1:1-3, 14; 3:1-7; Hebrews 10:4-14; 1 John 2:2).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God’s grace alone and is expressed in an individual’s repentance, recognition of Christ’s death as full payment for sin, and acceptance of the risen Christ as Savior and Lord. Salvation cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely given to all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. (Ephesians 2:8-9) All who trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
Freedom from the penalty and power of sin is available to man only through Christ’s sacrificial death, His shed blood, and His complete and bodily resurrection from the dead. Those who do not believe in Christ are subject to everlasting punishment. Believers enjoy eternal life with God (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9).
The Gospel Priority
We believe the scientific aspects of creation are important but are secondary in importance to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge. Ultimately, the creation of mankind by the supernatural God of the universe as recorded in Genesis cannot be divorced from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus himself refers to Genesis chapter one. We trust the Bible as truth—creation to salvation—Genesis 1:1 to John 3:16.
We believe that God created all things in the universe in six literal 24-hour days about 6,000 years ago. God specially created the first human beings, Adam and Eve in His image (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:8-11; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17).
The simple but factual account of origins as presented in Genesis provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the earth, and the universe.
The various original life forms including mankind, were made by direct creative acts of God. The living descendants of any of the original kinds (apart from man who was created in the image of God) may represent more than one species today, reflecting the genetic potential with the original kind. Only limited biological changes (including mutational deterioration) have occurred naturally within each kind since Creation.
Young Earth Creationists
We are young earth creationists believing that Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the entire universe, spanning approximately 4,000 years from creation to Christ. The days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six consecutive 24-hour days of creation in which God created the universe. Therefore, the Gap Theory and the Day Age Theory have no basis in Scripture, nor in factual science.
We believe that the great Flood in the days of Noah was a literal worldwide flood exactly as recorded in Genesis 6-8. This catastrophic event explains many of the geologic features we observe today (Genesis 6-8).
We believe in the one true and living God: one God, three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.
God the Father: God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care and is all powerful, all loving, all knowing, and all wise (Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 15:24; Ephesians 4:6).
God the Son: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26; 8:3).
God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin; that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes, indwells, seals, bestows spiritual gifts, and fills those who are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit so that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 2 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
The Devil – Satan
We believe that Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and mankind, the author of sin, a liar and the father of lies, and the reason for the fall of man, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal punishment in the lake of fire. He is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and man (Matthew 4:1-3; Acts 5:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; John 8:44; Revelation 20:10).
The Christian Walk
We believe that we have a holy calling to not walk after our sinful flesh, but rather to yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit, who lives and works in each believer to produce the fruits of righteousness. Our sinful nature is never eradicated in this life. Individuals must choose to live a holy life through the power of the Holy Spirit, or sin will deceive, devour, and destroy the blessings God has for His children while on earth (Romans 6:11-13; Romans 8:2; Romans 8:4; Romans 8:12-13; Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7; 3:5-9).
The Great Commission
Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian’s duty and privilege to participate in the ministry of reconciliation by seeking to bring individuals back to God their Creator, and to subdue the earth for God’s glory. We seek to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world and to be wise stewards of the resources He created and supplies. We desire to be instruments led by the Holy Spirit to give the Good News of the saving grace of the Gospel to the lost, and to strengthen the faith of believers in the authority of God’s Word (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20).
Secondary Doctrinal Issues
As parachurch ministry, we realize that we cannot take a stand on every issue. We also recognize that there are secondary doctrinal issues, on which a parachurch ministry like ours cannot take a position. The reason for this is that there are Bible-believing Christians, whose authority on the subject of creation comes only from the Bible, who, nevertheless, differ on some of these secondary doctrinal issues. View our full statement.