We believe the Holy Bible in its entirety, Old and New Testament, to be the inerrant word of God. Written by God through man, the Bible is the final written authority on human life, salvation, conduct, creed and opinions. (II Tim. 3:16-17, II Pet. 1:20-21, I Thes. 2:13, Heb. 4:12)
The True God
We believe there is only one true, living, Sovereign, holy and eternally existent god. God is infinitely perfect and He exists in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence, and obedience. To know the true God, one must know by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, as his Savior and Lord. (Deut. 6:4-5, Gen. 1:31, Isaiah 45:5-7, I Cor. 8:4, I Tim. 2:5)
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substituting sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and sits as the exalted High Priest at the right hand of God. As our High Priest in heaven, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Luke 1:26-35, Matt. 1:18-25, John 1:1-3, Phil. 2:5-9, Col. 1:15, Col. 2:9, I Cor.15:1-8, Acts 1:9-11, Isaiah 7:14)
We believe salvation is God’s free gift. Salvation is neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any human virtue, work, ceremony, or effort. We receive God’s gift only through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ, all true believers have—as a present possession—eternal life, perfect righteousness, and son ship in God’s family. Christians also enjoy every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and have the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. God has delivered Christians from all condemnation, and we have eternal security in Christ. (John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-10, II Cor. 5:21, Rom. 10:9, I Pet. 1:18-19, II Pet. 3:9)
We believe the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons (Eph. 1:22, 23: 5:25-27; I Cor. 1:12-14, II Cor. 11:2). We believe the establishment and continuance of local churches is taught and is defined clearly in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17, I Tim. 3:1-3: Titus 1:5-11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4: I Cor. 3:9, 5:4-7, 13, I Pet 5:14). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lords Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age (Matt 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42, 18:8; I Cor. 11:23-26).