Statement of Faith

I. THE WORD OF GOD

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20,21Mark 13:31John 8:31,32John 20:31Acts 20:32


II. THE TRINITY

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three people; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

Genesis 1:1,26John 1:1,3Matthew 28:19John 4:24Romans 1:19,20Ephesians 4:5,6


III. GOD THE FATHER

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21,22Matthew 23:9John 3:166:27Romans 1:71 Timothy 1:1,2 & 2:5,61 Peter 1:3Revelation 1:6


IV. JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:18–25Luke 1:26–38John 1:120:28Romans 9:58:322 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 2:21–23John 20:3031Matthew 20:28Ephesians 1:4Acts 1:11Romans 5:6–8 & 6:9,10Hebrews 7:25Hebrews 9:28I Timothy 3:16


V. THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

John 14:16,17,26 & 15:26,27John 16:9–14Romans 8:91 Corinthians 3:166:19Galatians 5:22–26


VI. REGENERATION

We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that, as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.

Genesis 1:265:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:173:19Ecclesiastes 2:11John 3:145:24John 5:307:138:1210:26Romans 9:222 Thessalonians 1:9Revelation 19:3,2020:10,14 & 1521:18Psalm 51:7Jeremiah 17:9James 1:14Romans 3:195:19Proverbs 28:131 John 1:9John 3:16John 1:132 Corinthians 5:17Romans 8:1


VII. THE CHURCH

We believe in the universal church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Ephesians 2:19–22Acts 1:8Ephesians 5:19–21Acts 2:42Hebrews 10:23–25


VIII. CHRISTIAN CONDUCT

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:31Romans 12:1–3Hebrews 12:1–2John 14:15, 23-241 John 2:3-62 Corinthians 9:6–91 Corinthians 4:2Colossians 1:9–10


IX. THE ORDINANCES

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18–20Romans 6:3–51 Corinthians 11:23–26


X. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

I Timothy 2:5Romans 14:7–9,12


XI. CHURCH COOPERATION

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.

Acts 15:36,4116:51 Corinthians 16:1Galatians 1:1–3Revelation 1:4,10,11


This church is affiliated with the Treasure Valley Southern Baptist Association, the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention, and may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.


XII. THE LAST THINGS

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal happiness of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Matthew 16:27Mark 14:62John 14:3Acts 1:11Philippians 3:201 Thessalonians 4:152 Timothy 4:1Titus 2:131 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–10Revelation 20:4–6,11–15