1. The Word of God

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.

 

2. The Trinity

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

3. God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.

 

4. Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and fully possesses the same nature and attributes as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.  He is not only true God, but true Man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  We believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, pre-millennial return from heaven.

 

5. Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son.  We believe in His personality and His work in regeneration, sanctification, and preservation.

 

6. Humanity

We believe God created humanity, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin.  As a result of the fall, all persons are born in the image of Adam and sinners by nature and are, therefore, spiritually dead.  We also believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates those who repent of rejecting Christ, and trust Him as Savior.

 

7. Salvation

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  This salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, and received through faith by believing in His name.

 

8. Sanctification

We believe salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign grace.  Sanctification is a state of separation unto God; all believers enter into this state when they are born of God.  This is a once-for-ever separation, eternally unto God.  It is an intricate part of our salvation, our connection with Christ.  “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).  The mystery of sanctification is that the perfections of Jesus Christ are imparted to us, not gradually, but instantly.  Sanctification is Christ in every believer.

 

9. Eternal Security

We believe that because of God’s unchanging purpose, saving grace, divine gift of eternal life, and the unending intercession of Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit, we and all true believers everywhere, once born again shall be kept saved forever.  If God has saved you, then you cannot lose it.

 

10. The Church

We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and composed of all persons who have saving faith in Jesus Christ.  This body expresses itself in local churches comprised of believers in Christ.  The ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that each local church is self-governing in function and free from interference.

 

11. Eternal Things

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally come again in power and glory to receive the Church to Himself and to establish His millennial kingdom.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, and that Jesus Christ will judge both living and the dead.  We believe that the saved will live with Christ eternally in heaven, while the lost will be condemned to eternal punishment in hell.