Scripture We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God, our final authority in matters of doctrine and practice. God We believe that God is one being—infinitely just, wise, good, loving, holy, and existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the sovereign creator of the universe and by his providence sustains and rules all that he has made. Humanity We believe that people were created in the image of God but fell into sin through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. As a result of the Fall, all people are born sinful and in need of salvation. Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully human and that he saves his people from their sin by his life, death, and resurrection. Salvation We believe that sinners are justified by grace through faith on the basis of the finished work of Christ (his death and resurrection) and persevere in this life by the power of God. The Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, indwells believers, and enables them to live godly lives and to use the spiritual gifts he has given them. The Church We believe that God is calling people from the whole human race to believe in his son, Jesus Christ. They enjoy the protection of God and fellowship with each other in communities of faith until Jesus returns. The Future We believe that Christ is ruling now over the church and the world through his Word and Spirit. He will return to judge the living and the dead and to renew the whole creation.