WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully-inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). These are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:15-17).
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal being, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love (John 4:24; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6). We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:3-4).
GOD THE SON
We believe Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son, and He has the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17). We believe further that He is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35). We believe in His sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth (Isaiah 53:4-6; Luke 24:51; Acts 2:23-24; Romans 8:34; 1
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in God the Holy Spirit as the trinitarian agent who has the same nature, attributes, and perfections as God the Father and the Son. The Spirit draws all mankind to God (1 Cor. 12:3) comes 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 (John 16:7-15). We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ. He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide (John 14:16-17, 26; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe God created mankind as male and female, in the image of God, and as image bearers ALL human life is intrinsically valuable. Humanity was free from sin when originally created (Genesis 2:1-25). We further believe every human being is a sinner by nature and by choice and is therefore spiritually dead (Psalm 51:5, Eph. 2:1). We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Human life and conduct should adhere to God’s word which is a necessary component for personal sanctification (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3).
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by mankind through faith, apart from any human merit, works or ritual (John 10:27-30; Ephesians 1:7-10, 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-7). Salvation results in righteous living, good works and proper social concern for “the least of these” (Ephesians 2:10; James 2:18, Matthew 25:40).
We believe in the universal church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13). We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship (Ephesians 4:11-16). We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world (Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41-42). We believe that immersion is the best expression of believer's baptism because it best symbolizes the believer's identification with the death and resurrection of Christ (Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:4). We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 11:26).
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the final establishment of His kingdom (Matthew 24:27; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked (Matthew 25:46; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:11-15)