NCCF Statement of Faith

A. The Word Of God: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts; that it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and that it has the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

B. The Trinity: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct, but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

C. God the Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom ,power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

D. Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

E. The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe, that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

F. Regeneration: We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that our salvation is solely by Grace, not works, rooted in the blood of Christ.

G. The Church: We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

H. Christian Conduct: We believe that A Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that a Christian should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that a Christian should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ as he works out God's Grace in his Christian life.

I. The Ordinances: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church - Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian Baptism is the baptism of a believer with water into the name of the triune God. We believe that baptism is an outward sign of our faith in Christ. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

J. Religious Liberty: We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

K. Church Cooperation: We believe that local churches should seek to promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another whenever possible.

L. The Last Things: We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and in the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the unrighteous.

K. Marriage and Human Sexuality: We believe the Bible clearly teaches that from the beginning with Adam and Eve, God ordained marriage to be exclusively between one man and one woman, and we recognize and support no other form of marriage. The Bible also clearly teaches that all sexual activity outside of a covenant of marriage between the one man and one woman is both sin and a direct contradiction to God's Word and His purposes for marriage and human sexuality.