Approved by FCFTC on March 30, 1988
Revised by FCFTC on July 18, 2003
Revised by FCFTC on May 16, 2009
Revised by FCFTC on May 19, 2012
Revised by the FCFNTC on May 17, 2014


We believe the Old and New Testaments are God's Word, inerrant in the original writing, that they are God's direct revelation, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in one true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, in redemption, and as Ruler of all of life.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, in true righteousness and holiness, that because he disobeyed God he fell from righteousness and is under the penalty and curse of sin - eternal death- is totally depraved and unable to save himself.

We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, is true God and true man, that He died on the cross, shed His blood to redeem sinners and satisfy God's righteousness, that He was buried, that on the third day He arose bodily, that He ascended into heaven and now sits at God the Father's right hand, that He will return in glory to judge the earth, raising the just to everlasting blessing and the unjust to everlasting punishment. We believe there is a personal evil spirit called Satan, that he was created good but rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven. Always a created being and under God's authority, Satan was defeated by Christ in His death and resurrection. Those who are redeemed by grace through faith in Christ are enabled to live in triumph over Satan and sin.

We believe Jesus Christ is the only way, the Truth, and the Life. We believe the fear of Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.

We believe the Holy Spirit's regeneration and power through Jesus Christ completes salvation, that He eternally lives in believers' hearts, enables sinners to acknowledge sin and repent, to be justified by faith, that He enables all believers to become members of the body of Christ, to grow in grace, to live for Christ, and to serve Christ by building up the church and ministering the gospel to the world.

We believe every Christian's world-and-life view should reflect Christ's sovereignty as Lord, His covenant with the redeemed, and enabling by the Holy Spirit's call and power to live and serve as members of His spiritual kingdom, In Christ's body the church, manifest through loving service.