We believe the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God, authoritative, infallible and inerrant in the original documents, and entirely trustworthy for faith and life. II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, Who is personal, almighty and perfect. He exists eternally in three Persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Who are identical in nature, equal in power and glory and have the same attributes and perfections. Genesis 1-2; Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19, 20
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is truly God and truly man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order to reveal God and redeem sinful man. He accomplished our redemption by dying on the cross in our place as a voluntary, substitutionary sacrifice. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father. We believe in His personal and physical return to execute His righteous rule over His kingdom, judging in equity and justice all people who have ever lived, receiving the redeemed into eternal life and giving over those who were unrepentant to eternal condemnation in hell. John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; Romans 4:25; I Peter 1:3-5; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.
The Second Advent of Jesus Christ
We believe in the personal return and victorious reign of Jesus Christ, who will judge in equity and justice all people who have ever lived, giving over those who were unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:6; Zechariah 14:4-11 Luke 16:19-26, 23:43; II Corinthians 5-8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Judge 6, 7; Revelation 20:11-15
The Person of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, regenerates man through a new birth, indwells all believers, baptizes them into the Body of Christ, gifts all believers for the mutual growth of the Body, empowers them to grow in holiness, and seals all believers until the day of redemption. Romans 8:4; I Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4-5; John 16:8-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5.
We believe in the value and dignity of all people, male and female, because they were created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam’s rebellion the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God, and is totally incapable of remedying their lost condition. Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Matthew 19:4-6
We believe salvation is a gift of God given to mankind by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure forever by the power of God. John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 8:38-39; John 10:27-30; I Corinthians 1:4-8; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:10; I John 1; Hebrews 12:9-11; 1 Peter 1:18-19
We believe the Church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the believers, baptizing them into the Body of Christ. It is spiritual and universal, of which Christ is the Head and all believers are a part. The Body is manifested in local churches which are to fulfill the Lord’s commands to love God, to love others, and to make disciples of all nations. Acts 2; I Corinthians 12; I Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 2:21; Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 1:24; Ephesians 5:25; Matthew 28:18-20
We believe the Lord Jesus established two ordinances, which are to be observed during this present age – Baptism and Communion. Baptism, by immersion in water in the name of the Triune God, is to identify the believer publicly with Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection. Communion, consisting of bread as a symbol of Christ’s broken body and the cup as a symbol of Christ’s shed blood, is a memorial of His sacrifice in securing our redemption, to be observed until He returns. The Bible teaches that only believers should partake of the elements of Communion after careful, prayerful evaluation of their walk with God. Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:26-38, 10:47-48; Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:27-31; Romans 6:3-5
We believe in the existence of Satan, a spiritual being who is the declared enemy of God and God’s people, the destroyer of human lives and whose destiny is eternal punishment. Job 1:6-7; John 10:10; Ephesians 6:10-20; Revelation 20:10).