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.
Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; 20:31; Acts 20:32; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe that 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.
Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3; 4:24; Romans 1:19-20; Ephesians 4:5-6
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He has decreed for his own glory all things that shall come to pass, foreknows all that shall come to pass, 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.
Matthew 23:9; Luke 10:21-22; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:11, I Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6
We believe in Jesus Christ, 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.
Matthew 1:18-25; 20:28; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; 20:30-31; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; 8:24, 9:5; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:4; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 7:25; 9:28; I Peter 2:21-23
The Holy Spirit
We believe in 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 that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ at conversion, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
John 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:7-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26
We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit, works, initiative on one’s own part, or is God’s anticipation of what one might do by their own will. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation, persevere to the end, and receive eternal life.
Genesis. 1:26; 2:17; 3:19; 5:2; Psalm 51:7; Proverbs 28:13; Ecclesiastes 2:11; Jeremiah 17:9; John 1:12-13; 3:14-16; 5:24; 8:1, 12; 10:26; Romans 3:19; 5:19; 9:22; II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:4-14; II Thessalonians 1:9; Titus 3:4-7; James 1:14-15; I Peter 1:2,18-19; I John 1:9; Revelation 19:3, 20; 20:10, 14-15; 21:18
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, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. 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.
Acts 1:8; 2:42; Ephesians 2:19-22; 5:19-21; Hebrews 10:23-25
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
John 14:15, 23-24; Romans 12:1-3; I Corinthians 4:2; 10:31; II Corinthians 9:6-9; Colossians 1:9-10; Hebrews 12:1-2; I John 2:3-6
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 the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that 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 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 in a literal eternal hell.
Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 4:5; 15:1-58; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15