I. The Word of God
We believe that the Bible 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; II Peter 1:20-21; Acts 20:32; John 8:31-32
II. The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These are equal in all of the divine attributes and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 1:3,13; Matthew 3:16-17
III. God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that will happen, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the activities of humanity, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Matthew 23:9; Isaiah 40:28; John 4:24; Isaiah 6:3; Luke 10:21-22; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:11; Psalm 86:5-7; I Peter 1:3; I Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6
IV. Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, physical resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, physical return to earth, and eternal reign.
John 1:1, 14; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:6-8; Matthew 20:28; I Peter 2:21-22; John 20:30; Romans 6:9-10; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16; Acts 1:11; Revelation 5:11-13
V. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit sent by the Son from the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is a constant helper, teacher, and guide. In all things He brings glory to the Son.
John 14:16-17; John 16:8-14; John 15:26-27; Galatians 5:22-26; I Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:9; John 14:26
We believe that humans are created by God in His own image male and female. In Adam all humanity sinned and as punishment received physical, spiritual and eternal death. As a consequence, all human beings are sinners by nature and sinners by choice and are therefore under condemnation. Humankind is totally depraved and is utterly unable to remedy this sinful condition.
Genesis 1:26; Genesis 5:2; Romans 5:12; Genesis 3; Ephesians 2:1; Revelation 20:15; Ephesians 2:3; Isaiah 53:6; John 3:18-19; Romans 3:11-20
We believe that grace and faith are gifts from God. God saves by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sin. We believe that only those who repent of their sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, are delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life which cannot be lost.
Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; Acts 20:21; Acts 16:31; John 3:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1; John 5:24; John 10:27-30
VIII. The Church
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all saved people are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a profession of faith, and associated for worship, service, and community. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a symbolic testimony of one’s faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for a symbolic commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 10:23-25; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26
IX. End Times
We believe in the imminent, personal, and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom, of which we are citizens. We believe in the physical resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Phil. 3:20; II Timothy 4:1; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 21:3-4; Revelation 20:11-15