THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, alone is the written Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and life.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices including the work of creation, providence and redemption.
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly 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 eternal death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
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 atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. We believe that Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all, is the only mediator between God the Father and humanity.
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, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. The Holy Spirit endows each believer with spiritual gifts for ministry to the family of God and the world.
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. All people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under the judgment of a just God. Those who call on the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness, believe in His resurrection and receive Him as their Savior are granted salvation, forgiveness of their sin and are regenerated by God into eternal life in Christ. This act of salvation is based solely on the grace and mercy of God and through faith in Christ, and is not the result of human deeds or goodness.
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 community of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a testimonial profession of faith in obedience to Him.
Believers in a local church are called by God to gather together, to devote themselves to prayer, worship, the teaching of the Word of God, observance of the ordinances established by Jesus Christ, to have Christian fellowship, and to minister to one another in the love of Christ.
We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.