We believe the Bible is God’s infallible Word, written without errors, comprised of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. As the God-breathed, inspired work of the Holy Spirit, we believe the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in one true God who eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Holy Trinity equally possesses all the attributes of Deity as well as characteristics of personality.
We believe Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and entered the world through the virgin birth. Hence, His nature is perfect deity and true humanity united in one person forever. We believe Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, voluntarily atoned for the sins of all mankind by dying on a cross, and rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, according to the Scriptures. Thus, He satisfied divine justice and accomplished salvation for all who trust in Him alone. We believe in our Lord’s bodily ascension into heaven where He sat down at the right hand of God as the only mediator between God and man who continually makes intercession for His own. He is head of the church, His Body, which is composed of all men and women, living and dead, who have joined to Him through saving faith. Jesus Christ will return physically to earth to consummate God’s eternal plan.
We believe Adam and Eve were originally created in the image of God, disobeyed through sin, and as a result, became alienated from their Creator. The historic act of rebellion resulted in the fall, passing on to all mankind divine condemnation. We believe man’s nature is corrupt, totally unable to please God, and thus, in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
We believe salvation is wholly a work of God’s grace freely given; it is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works, goodness or religious practice. For those who put their faith in Christ alone for salvation, God imputes His righteousness and transfers them into His spiritual kingdom. The privilege of every believer is to have assurance of salvation from the moment of trusting Christ as Lord and Savior. The believer’s assurance of his eternal destiny is not based on human merit but upon the Holy Spirit’s witnesses to the individual’s spirit about belonging to God and the truth of God’s written Word.
We believe the Scripture teaches upon death the believer immediately enters the eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord, awaiting resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing. In contrast, the unbeliever upon death immediately enters eternal, conscious separation from the Lord, awaiting resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.
We believe the Holy Spirit came into the world to reveal and glorify Jesus Christ and to apply His saving work to all those who trust Him. The Holy Spirit convicts sinners of their need for Christ, imparts new life, seals them until the day of redemption, and continually indwells believers. Every believer is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit’s fullness by faith so as not to fulfill the lust of the flesh but to bear fruit to the glory of God.
We believe God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship in order to participate in ordinances, receive edification through the Scriptures and draw strength from mutual encouragement. We adhere to the Lord’s command to all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and make disciples in every nation. When believers follow the Lord’s mandate to help fulfill the Great Commission, all worldly and personal ambitions must be in a position of subordination to a total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.”