The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings and the revelation of God’s will for those who have an ear to hear,  and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

 

God – We believe that there is only one true and living God existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Each is a distinct Being, but all of one essence and all having the same nature perfection and attributes and each is worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence and obedience.

 

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is the true manifestation of God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died on the cross, the complete and final complete sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.  Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

 

Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, God and co-existent with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the chief agent in the regeneration of the soul, the chief convictor of sin and the chief comforter who empowers the believer for Godly living.  Simultaneous with regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently indwells us and seals us in salvation for all eternity.  The Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts to the believer.

 

The Scriptures – The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original writings.  The Bible being the revealed Word of God is the ground and foundation from which all claims for truth shall be sustained.  The Word of God is alive and quick!  Through God’s sovereign hand, the Scriptures have been preserved and are the supreme and the final authority for us as believers.

 

Man – Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost.  Only through faith in Jesus Christ’s completed and perfect work and regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

 

Salvation – The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provides the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe.  Only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.  Salvation involves redemption, regeneration, sanctification and glorification.

 

The Return of Jesus Christ – The personal imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our one true hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

 

The Church – The true church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.

 

Future Events – There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

 

Baptism and Communion – Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life.  The Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth, in sacred and symbolic manner, the death of the Lord Jesus Christ.  All true believers and only believers should share in it.