We affirm that the Holy Scripture is inspired by God, and is completely true and error free in its original form, and is fully sufficient and effective as a guide in all matters of conscience and is the authoritative standard for all beliefs, values and practices. We affirm that there is one holy, everlasting and almighty God existing in the three persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We affirm that humans are the crowning glory of all God's earthly creation, created in the very image of God himself, designed to live in perfect, harmonious fellowship with God and to reign over all the rest of God's earthly creation. We affirm that humans chose to abandon God and rebel against God's values and authority, consequently plunging creation into a state of separation from God and bringing about all the ramifications of that separation, namely strife, suffering, death, and hell. We affirm that even in the midst of our rebellion, God so loved the world that he sacrificed his only son, Jesus Christ, as payment for the sins of all mankind and graciously made that sacrifice available to everyone. We affirm that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for the sins of humanity, was physically resurrected from the dead, reigns now at the right hand of the Father and will return to claim his people and judge the world. We affirm that the only way for humans to be saved from the consequences of their rebellion against God is to lay aside any claims to self-righteousness or self-sufficiency and to place their trust fully in the delivering work of Jesus Christ by willingly submitting to Jesus as their Lord and Savior forever. We affirm that the true church is composed of all those individuals who have appropriately committed their lives to Jesus Christ and have consequently received the Holy Spirit. We affirm that the mission of the true church is to go into the whole world to lead all who are willing into a mature relationship with Jesus Christ through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. We affirm that the mature church of Jesus Christ is characterized by an intimate relationship with God, resulting in conformity to God's character, perspectives and values as well as a manifestation of God's truth, love and power that impacts the world.