We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
[Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18-20]
We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testament, is verbally inspired of God and is inerrant in the original writings and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct.
[2 Peter 1:16-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17]
We believe that, by the miracle of the Virgin Birth, the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and to redeem man; that He died for our sins (the sins of all men) as a substitutionary sacrifice and arose bodily from the dead for our justification; and that He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate.
[John 1:1-3, 14, 18; Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 1:13-20]
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; that He convicts the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and baptizes him into the Church, which is the Body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each person and fills those who are yielded to Him. We believe that each believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the Body of Christ. We believe that some of the gifts mentioned in Scripture were for the founding of the church and, therefore, were temporary in nature. While we recognize that God may give any gift to the church at any time, we believe that apostleship, prophecy and tongues are foundational gifts and are not being given today.
[Acts 5:3-4; John 15:26-27; 16:14; 1 Corinthians 12:7-13; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30]
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited or secured, in part or in whole, by any virtue or work of man) to be received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom all true believers have, as a present possession, the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish.
[Ephesians 2:8-9; Jude 24-25]
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. We believe that man is subject to the power of the devil and has within himself no possible means of recovery or salvation.
[Romans 1:18-32; Ephesians 2:1-2]
We believe that the true Church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that those who are thus members of the true Church will be eligible for membership in the local church; and that baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the church during the present age. The decision to participate in baptism and the Lord’s Supper will be on an individual basis, but this participation is not to be regarded, in any sense, as a means of salvation.
[1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27; Matthew 28:18-20]
We believe in the personal, imminent and premillenial coming of our Lord, first to receive His own to Himself and, later, to set up His earthly kingdom and to reign over the redeemed of Israel and all the nations of the world. We believe that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
[Titus 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58]
We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit of God that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. We believe that the flesh, with its fallen, adamic nature, which in this life is never eradicated, must be kept by the Spirit (through our walk of faith) constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives, to the dishonor of our Lord.
[Colossians 1:28; 1 Peter 1:14-16]
We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming for the Church, when soul and body, reunited, will be associated with him forever in glory. We believe that unbelievers will be punished with everlasting separation from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power.
[Revelation 20-22; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10]