The Word of God
We believe that the Bible, made up of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105; Revelation 22:18,19; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31.
We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. Matthew 28:19; John 14-16; II Corinthians 13:14.
God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 8:5,6; Matthew 6:9-13; John 1:12, 5:24; Ephesians 2:8,9.
We believe in God, the Son, Jesus Christ, who became incarnate as God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. John 3:16; Matthew 1:18; John 14:1-4, I Corinthians 15, Acts 1: 9-11; Colossians 1:15-20, John 1:1-18.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in God, the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. John 1:33,34; 14:26; 15:26; II Corinthians 3:18.
We believe all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation, which cannot be overcome by any works of man or institution. We believe those who repent of their sins and proclaim faith in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through God’s grace and the substitutionary atoning death of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 10:8-9; Mark 1:15; Luke 5:32.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, who associate for worship, good works, edification, and fellowship. We believe God has laid upon the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:12-19; Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 2:42-46; Romans 14:19; I Peter 2:9,10; I Corinthians 1:3.
We believe Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that our conduct should be blameless before the world; that we should be faithful stewards of our possessions; and that we should seek to realize for ourselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. Acts 4:32; Matthew 5:48; I Corinthians 1:2; I Peter 1:15.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper.
We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God, as an outward expression and testimony of the inward spiritual change which occurs when he or she accepts the Savior. We believe water baptism is symbolic of the fact that we are buried with Christ in death and have risen with Him in newness of life. However, the mode of baptism shall not be made a condition of participation in church activities. Matthew 3:15; 28:19.
We believe the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His sinless life and His sacrificial death. It is open to all Christians who are walking in fellowship with God and other believers. The emblems are symbolic of the sinless broken body and the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 22:19,20; I Corinthians 11.
We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His future, visible kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 21:1-8; 22:5.