We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God (II Tim. 3:16), without error in the original writings (II Peter 1:20-21), the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of those who believe, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (II Peter 1:3-4).
We believe in one God, (Deut. 6:4; I Tim. 2:5-6) the Creator of all things (Genesis 1, Psalm 135:5-9), infinitely perfect, sovereign, all knowing (Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 4:13) and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 21:33, Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man (John 1:14; 8:58; Phil. 2:6-8), having been conceived of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35) and born of Mary, a virgin (Luke 1:26-35, Matt. 1:20,23). He died on the cross, the only effective and acceptable sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scripture (Rom.3:24-26, 1 Peter 1:10-11, Isa. 53:5). Further, He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven (I Cor. 15.4-8; Acts 1.9), where at the right hand of the Majesty on High (Heb. 1:2-4) He is now the believers High Priest and Advocate (Heb. 8:1).
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John14:26), to convict individuals of sin, to regenerate the believing sinner (John 3:5-8; 16:7-11); to indwell (Rom. 8:9), guide (John 16:13), instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and sacrifice (John 14:16-17). The Spirit is the seal of our salvation, the future guarantee that God will keep His promises (Eph. 1:13-14, 4:30).
We believe that man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27), but fell into sin and is therefore lost (Rom. 3:23); only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (Titus 3.5).
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:7) and His resurrection (Eph. 2:6) provide the only ground for justification and salvation (Rom. 5:8-11) for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ as Savior are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God (John 1:12; 3:3, Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church (Matt. 3:13-17; Acts 8:36-39; I Cor. 11:23-29). They are not, however, to be regarded as means of salvation (Eph. 2:9).
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:8) and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Head (Rom 8:9; Col. 1:18).
We believe in the personal coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Thess. 4:13-18). and that great hope of always being with the Lord has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (1 John 2:28-29; Titus 2:13). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord (II Cor. 5:8; Rev. 22:3-5); of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment in hell (II Thess. 1:8-9; Rev. 20:11-15).
We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-33) We believe that marriage is an institution created by God in which one man and one woman commit themselves to each other in covenant for life. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; Mal. 2:14). We believe that a person’s gender is determined by God as evidenced by their reproductive organs at birth (Gen. 1:27).