Statement of Faith

I, James (Jim) Burns do hereby affirm the statement of my faith:

I believe in God – Eternal, All Powerful, All Wise, All Present; Creator of all things; One, Eternal Being existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 I believe the Bible to be the Divinely Inspired Word of God – progressive revelation of God to men, our all-sufficient guide in matters of faith and practice.

I believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ – true God and true man, begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, a perfect sacrifice for my sin.

I believe in the Finished Word of Christ on the Cross – that justification, regeneration and sanctification, the new birth, are all made possible through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.

I believe that the Holy Spirit is God – living in us and empowers the Christian to do the work of Jesus Christ.

I believe that the Gifts of the Spirit are manifested through believers – as believers respond and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that Water Baptism is an outward symbol or an inward condition – brought about by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and done in obedience to Him.

I believe that Divine Healing – and other miracles remain as ministries of the Holy Spirit in believers today.

I believe that the point at which our talents and Spiritual Gifts – meet the needs of the world is where God wants us to minister at any given time.

I believe that God is our Source – and that we receive in proportion to our giving and the use of what we have. Whatever He calls us to do, He qualifies us to do it by the Holy Spirit.

I believe Jesus has come and is dwelling in us in the person of the Holy Spirit, making His church, His heavenly kingdom here now and forevermore.