-THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is fully inspired
by God and is perfect and complete.
(Psalm 19:7-11; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17;
Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21)
believe there is one God who is personal, infinite, perfect and exists eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God
directly created the universe from no pre-existing substance.
(Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6,7; Matthew
28:19-20; John 1:1, 14:15-26; I Peter 1:2; Hebrews 9:14)
We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect
in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He is intimately involved in the affairs of mankind, that He
hears and answers prayer, that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 19; John 6:27; 14:13&14; Romans 5:8; Galatians 1:1; I John 4:16)
We believe Jesus Christ
is true God and true man, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died in our place, and rose bodily from
(John 1:1-14; 14:6; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians
2:9&10; Hebrews 1:1-10; 4:14)
-THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person and works in convicting men of sin. In the
life of the believer He is involved in the new birth, the sealing of salvation, and in developing holiness.
(John 3:3-7, 14:16,17&26, 16:8-14; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 5:3&4; Romans 8:26&27; II Corinthians 3:17&18; Ephesians
4:30, 5:18; II Peter 2:1)
-THE STATE OF MANKIND
We believe man was made in God's image and fell into sin in Adam. He is now a sinner
both by nature and by choice and can be restored to God's favor only through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of
the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26-31; 2:7, 16&17, 3:1-7, 10-24; John 14:6; Romans 3:10-23;
Romans 6:23; Romans 5:12&17)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only ground for man's legal standing before God, which included
both forgiveness of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Salvation comes to man only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ
apart from any human merit.
(Acts 4:12; Romans 6; Ephesians 2:8-10; I Timothy 2:5; Titus 3:5.)
believe all those who have experienced salvation are members of the universal church, which is His body, and are therefore
eligible for baptism and membership in a local fellowship. Jesus Christ is the head of the church and every local church
has a right under Christ to govern itself.
(Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:42-47; I Corinthians 12:13;
We believe that every believer's salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God.
All people will experience resurrection; believers to the state of eternal presence with God, and unbelievers to the state
of eternal separation from God in anguish.
(Matthew 7:23; John 1:12; John 3:3-16; John
5:24; 10:22-29; Romans 3:23; 8:38&39; Ephesians 1:13&14; I John 5:11-13)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ
commands baptism and the Lord's Supper. Water baptism is an outward sign of what the Holy Spirit has performed in the heart
of the believer. It does not contribute to salvation but is to closely follow it. The believer at Christ's request observes
the Lord's Supper until His return.
(Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-29; 29:19; Acts 2:41; I
Corinthians 10:16&17; 11:23-29)
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, and the rapture of
the church, which is distinct from and preceding the Second Coming. We believe that immediately following the tribulation
He will establish His millennial Kingdom on earth.
(Matthew 24:1-51, 25:41; John
14:1-3, I Corinthians 15; II Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 11:15, 19:11-20:15,