|WOLOgoHO - STATEMENT OF FAITH
- We believe in the full, verbal
inspiration of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament: as
authoritative, sufficient, infallible and without error in the original
manuscripts, not only as containing, but as being in themselves the only
written Word of God; and the need of the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a
true and spiritual understanding of the whole.
- We believe in one God, eternally
existing as three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that human beings were
created in the image of God, but were tempted by Satan and sinned, and are
therefore under God's condemnation. As a consequence of Adam's Fall, human
nature is totally depraved.
- We believe in the absolute deity of our
Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His real and perfect humanity; the
authority of His teaching, and the infallibility of all His utterances; His
work of atonement for the sin of the human race by His vicarious suffering
and death; His bodily resurrection and His ascension into Heaven; His
present high-priestly intercession for His people; and His lordship over His
Church as its supreme Head.
- We believe in the justification of the
sinner, solely by faith, on the ground of the merits and vicarious
suffering, death, and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
- We believe in the necessity of the work
of the Holy Spirit in conviction of sin, regeneration, and sanctification,
as well as in ministry and worship.
- We believe that the true Church is
composed of only those persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have
been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of
Christ of which he is Head.
- We believe in the resurrection of the
body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal
blessedness of believers in Christ; and the everlasting, conscious
punishment of unbelievers.
- We believe in the imminent personal and
visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
- We believe that Christ commanded the
Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing
and teaching those who believe