IHN Bible Statement of Faith

We believe God is eternal

In the beginning God, created the heavens and the earth. ( Gen 1:1 ESV)

We believe Mankind separated from God by choosing not to obey Him which brought sin into our lives.

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. ( Gen 3:6-7 ESV)

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.” And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  Gen 3:16-19 ESV)

God reconciles Himself to man through the death and resurrection of Jesus
There is only one God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

Jesus is God

God came to earth as Jesus

God loves us

God forgives us

Christ Jesus died for our sins

By our faith in Him and His grace towards us we are saved

We have been commissioned by Jesus to fulfill His ministry

We are to love God and each other

As believers we have been given the indwelling Spirit of God to help us

The unity of the Holy Spirit

God's Word is truth and the guide for us to live by. (We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.)

We shall be raised from the dead as eternal children of God and live with Him forever.

Believers are to assemble together for worship and mutual encouragement

Jesus will again return to earth and claim His dominion and destroy evil, the devil and all of his followers forever