We believe the Bible is God’s absolute and objective truth for all people at all times. It is without error in concept or detail in the original writings and is breathed out in its entirety by God and was divinely preserved. It is the supreme authority in all matters to which it speaks and is sufficient for life, conduct and practice.
We believe in the One, personal, transcendent, immanent, living God-the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things. He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are equal in nature, attributes, and perfections. They execute distinct but harmonious roles in creation, providence, redemption, and consummation.
We believe in God the Father: one in essence with the Son and the Spirit. We believe that He concerns Himself perfectly in the affairs of humanity. His fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with the redeemed. The Father adopts as His own, through Jesus Christ, all those He calls to Himself.
We believe in God the Son: one in essence with the Father and the Spirit. He is the only Son of God and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was both fully God and fully man and He lived a sinless life. We believe in His voluntary submission to the Father’s will that culminated to the substitutionary death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. His death on the cross atoned for our sins and satisfied the righteous demands of the Holy God.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit: one in essence with the Father and Son. He was sent by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, baptizes, seals, gifts, indwells, and secures all believers in Christ forever, and progressively sanctifies them. His presence is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit and the building up of believers into the body of Christ, the Church.
We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory, to exercise dominion over the earth and to enjoy a relationship with Him forever. Every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life. After sin entered the world, humans still possess the image of God, though tainted by sin.
In God’s design for humanity, life begins at fertilization. He established the institution of family through the union of man and woman in a marriage covenant for life. His design for the continuance of humanity is through procreation and discipleship of children within the marriage union.
We believe that sin is any action, inaction, or attitude that is contrary to the nature or Word of God. Sin entered the world when Adam representing humanity, disobeyed God. Being sinners by nature and choice and utterly unable to remedy their lost condition, humanity is in need of salvation.
We believe that salvation is a gift of God, received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. All who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are forgiven of all their sins, justified in God’s sight by the merit of Christ’s righteousness, adopted into His family, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and have equal access to God. The consummation of salvation is that those who have accepted God’s gift of salvation shall be resurrected and glorified and will enjoy God’s presence throughout the ages.
We believe that the New Testament Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit since the day of Pentecost following Christ’s resurrection. We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of Christ, of which He is the Head. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in a covenant relationship.
We believe God created angels as spirit-beings possessing power and intellect, to worship and serve Him and to minister to believers. Satan is a fallen angel who masquerades as an angel of light but the scope of his power is subjected to God’s will. Satan and his demons have been defeated for eternity by Jesus Christ through His death on the cross and victorious resurrection, sealing their everlasting damnation.
We believe in the sudden, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in His Millennial Kingdom. He will return with his saints from heaven with power and great glory, on a day known only to God. We believe that those who have accepted God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, at the point of physical death, will enter into God’s eternal glory. We believe that all unsaved persons, at the point of physical death, are destined for eternal damnation where they will be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire.