WHAT WE BELIEVE
CPE's Irreducible Doctrinal Statement
There is one God, infinitely perfect, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
All human beings are made in the image of God and yet are born with a sinful nature and as such are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
The salvation of lost and sinful men requires their regeneration by the Holy Spirit. This salvation is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and is received by faith apart from works.
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit.
Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.