#1 – Scripture

We believe that the Bible, consisting of Old and New Testament Scriptures, is the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, His Revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings and that it is therefore the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16)

 

#2 – God-Head

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt.28:19)

 

#3 – Christ (Pre-existence, Deity, and Incarnation)

We believe that Jesus Christ ever existed with the Father and Holy Spirit and that in His incarnation was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.  (John 1:1-19; I Timothy 3:16)

 

#4 – Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved and sinners in thought, word and deed, and that they must be born-again to be accepted of God. (Romans 5:12; 3:10; 3:23; John 3:1-21)

 

#5 – Christ (Death, Resurrection, and Ascension)

We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are saved on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that He arose bodily from the dead on the third day in the same body in which He suffered and died. We also believe that our Lord ascended into Heaven; that He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and divine Advocate with the Father. We believe that by His finished work on the cross and His unceasing ministry of intercession in Glory, that Jesus Christ has procured for every believer Eternal Redemption, Eternal Salvation, and Everlasting Life. (I Corinthians 15:3; 15:4; John 20:27; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1; 7:25; I John 2:1; Hebrews 9:12; 5:9; John 3:16)

 

#6 – Holy Spirit

We believe that there is one true and living God; Creator of Heaven and earth; and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfections and exercising distinct but harmonious operations in the great work of redemption. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17)

 

#7 – Church

We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven and came into the church; that is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles to become the Body and Bride of our Lord. Christ, glorified in Heaven is its Head and the Holy Spirit on earth is the active agent of the God-Head who seeks to bring about within its rank conformity and obedience to the Word of God and the Will of God. The one body unites Believers to each other, and all to Christ; and its chief purpose of existence is to proclaim the Gospel to the world. (Acts 2; Romans 1:16; Acts 15:14; Ephesians 5:23-24; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)

 

#8 – Ordinances

We believe that two ordinances are significant above any other that Christians are commanded to observe, namely Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. While recognizing that Water Baptism has no saving merit, it is our conviction that after one is saved, Baptism is the next step in order to portray to the world the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. It is our conviction that the scriptural method of Water Baptism is immersion. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death till He comes. We further believe that Water Baptism by immersion is observed but once, and is a sign of identification, and a testimony to newness of life, but the Lord’s Supper is commemorative and is to be observed as a memorial of the Broken Body and the shed Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; 3:13-17; I Corinthians 11:23-33; Acts 3:31-38)

 

#9 – The Lord’s Second Advent

We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal, premillennial, pretribulation, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which is known as the Rapture of the Church. We also believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His Saints at the end of the great tribulation. This phase of His coming is known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When He returns to earth with His Saints, we believe that Jesus Christ will establish His Millennial Kingdom and will reign for one thousand years. (Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6)

 

#10 – Eternal State

We believe in a Heaven and a Hell. Heaven, the place of eternal conscious joy for all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Hell, the place of conscious punishment for all who reject Jesus Christ and those dead in their sin until the final judgment at which time death and Hell are cast into the Lake of Fire which is the place of eternal conscious punishment. (John 14:1-6; Psalm 16:11; Philippians 1:21-23; Psalm 9:16; John 8:24; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:10-15)

 

#11 – Satan

We believe that Satan is a personal being, a fallen angel, prince of demons, the god of this age, the great enticer and deceiver, the adversary of Christ and His people, the accuser of the brethren, whose end is the Lake of Fire. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19; II Corinthians 4:3-4; Revelation 20:10)

 

#12 – Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God, brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:18-19)

 

#13 – Assurance of the believer

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which; however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)

 

#14 – Eternal Security

We believe that salvation is an eternal state, that once truly secured, cannot be lost. (John 5:24; 10:27-29; Romans 11:29; Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 4:13-14; 4:30; I Peter 1:3-5)