Articles Of Faith
146 Years Of China Grove
I. The Scriptures.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that has God for its author, salvation for its end,and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
II.The True God.
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
III. The Fall Of Man
We believe the Scriptures teach that Man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; But by voluntary transgressions fell from the holy and happy state; in consequences of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.
IV. The Way Of Salvation.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is whole of grace; through the offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by his death make a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.