5. We believe that all humanity has sinned and fall short of God’s perfect standard. That we are unable to save ourselves unless God intervenes in our lives and grants us grace to repent of our sin and place our trust in Christ for salvation and eternal life. We believe that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, and that this is the gift of God.
6. We believe that God has established His church on earth, His holy family, which exists to glorify God by humble hearing and obedience to his word. This obedience primarily consists in praise and thanksgiving, the joyful celebration of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, building each other in the faith and taking the gospel to the world in word and deed.
7. We believe that Christ, the head of the church has instituted the rule of elders for its maturity and purity.
8. We believe in the personal, glorious and triumphant return of Jesus Christ when the dead will be raised to be judged. Those that are found in Christ will enter into the life of eternal joy and peace in God’s New Heaven and New Earth. Those who are outside of Christ will go to conscious eternal punishment.