Statement of Faith
Fishing for Life
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testament, to be the inspired, infallible Word of God, without error in the orig- inal writings (manuscripts), written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and the final authority for Christian faith and conduct.
We believe there is only one true and living God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are equal in attributes, power, and glory.
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself in the affairs of each person, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who came to earth as the incarnate Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, fully God and fully man. We believe Jesus lived a sinless life while on this earth, performed miracles and taught those things given to Him by the Father, and paid the penalty for the sins of all people with His own blood, which was shed on the cross. We believe He rose from the dead and ascended to His place of glory in heaven from where He intercedes for His own and rules as Lord.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, lives in all people who have surrendered their life to God through faith in Jesus Christ, draws true believers closer to God and transforms their lives, gives spiritual gifts and em- powerment for service and ministry, and guides and teaches God’s people.
We believe all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore separated from God and condemned to eternal death. We believe that those who repent of their sins, trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and commit their life to Him will have their sins forgiven and will be regenerated (reborn) by the Holy Spirit and will become children of God. We believe salvation is only available through Jesus Christ. We believe God desires all believers to demonstrate God’s love and share their faith in Jesus Christ with others.
We believe the Church is the living Body of Christ, consisting of all those who have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Church exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ, to be a united family of faith and love, and to make Christ known to all people in the world.
We believe Jesus Christ shall return to earth someday in power and glory to establish His eternal kingdom and that at His return all people shall be judged. Those who have been reborn in Christ shall live and reign with Him forever and those who rejected Him shall suffer eternal destruction.