What We Believe

MP900384891UICM affirms the following statements of faith:

We affirm the Bible to be the divinely in-spired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.

We affirm one eternal God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We affirm the Almighty Father, Maker of heaven and earth, Who created all things for His glory and pleasure according to His pur-pose and will.

We affirm the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is one in substance with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who came down from heaven to be conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin; Who lived a perfect life, and then was crucified and died for our sins; Who rose bodily on the third day according to the Scriptures; Who then ascended into heaven; and Who is now sitting on the right hand of God having received all authority as King of Kings and Lord of Lords; and Who shall come again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and Who then shall set up His Kingdom which shall never end.

We affirm the Holy Spirit, Who proceeded from the Father and the Son; Who possesses all the attributes of deity as does the Father and Son; Who is the author and interpreter of the Holy Scriptures; and Who applies the work of the Son to God’s elect.

We affirm that we are saved “by grace through faith” in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that good works are the certain fruit of such faith. We therefore, offer ourselves for Christian service as a means of expressing our gratitude to Him and to extend His cause.

We affirm that man is a fallen creature and so corrupt and depraved in nature that he cannot save himself nor even turn to the God who saves, except by the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit.

We affirm that the dead shall be resurrected, and all people shall face the final judgment of God. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him,” (John 3:36, NIV).

We affirm the church as the body of Christ, existing in two aspects, the universal church, made up of the saved of all ages, and the local church, a body of believers on earth at the present time. We affirm that the local church should as best as possible, reflect the membership of the universal church.