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Statement of Faith For all to whom it is important, the following is our clinicians' collective statement of faith. PLEASE NOTE that this statement is proffered only to help you know us and the absolutes by which we aspire to live and practice. It is NOT meant, under any circumstance to be viewed as a standard for our opinion of you or your belief or nonbelief:

As Christians we believe:

1. There is one God who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

2. Jesus Christ is the true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. He arose from the dead as prophesied in the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of God the Father, and intercedes for us as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness, and peace.

3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

4. The Old and New Testaments of the Bible, inerrant as originally given, were inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation and sanctification of men. They constitute the infallible and sole rules of Christian faith and practice.

5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of those unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in torment away from God; and that of the believer in everlasting joy in the presence of God.

6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.

7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, having a personal genuine relationship with Jesus Christ, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.

8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body and the immortal soul and spirit. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Christian in this present age.

9. 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. Christ is the Head of the body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord`s Supper.

10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; for the just, a resurrection unto life; for the unjust, a resurrection unto judgment.

11. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent, and will be personal and visible. This is the believer`s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.

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