We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is the inspired, only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. The Bible is to be believed, as God’s instruction, in all that it teaches; obeyed, as God’s command, in all that it requires; and trusted, as God’s pledge, in all that it promises.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience (John 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4).
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy to receive all glory and adoration. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising headship over all creation, He sustains and rules over all things
(Numbers 23:19, Leviticus 11:44-45, Psalm 89:34, Isaiah 41:4, John 3:16).
Jesus is Lord: We believe that Jesus Christ, God the Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission.
(1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1-3).
The Comforter: We believe the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unsaved to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (John 3:3; Titus 3:5; II Cor. 5:17-21).The Holy Spirit renews the soul, by whose indwelling empowers Christ-like living (1 Corinthians 6:11, Romans 8:13). We believe in the infilling by the Holy Spirit, according to (Acts 2:4, 8:15-19, 19:1-7) which is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, are alienated from God, and subject to God’s righteous wrath. All of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior. (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18, 32, 3:10-19). The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people repent and place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (John 14:6; Acts 2:38; Eph. 1:7). We also affirm the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to the believing prayer of faith. (1 Pet 2:24, 3:21; James 5:14-15; Isaiah 53:4-5)
We believe that the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the regeneration of the inner man, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water, not the washing away of sins (Romans 6:3-6, 1 Peter 3:21). The Lord’s Supper or Communion is a perpetual ordinance given by Jesus to his church as a memorial of His death until He returns, and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:20-29).
We believe in and expectantly await the Blessed Hope, the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive His Church in the rapture.
(1Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Romans 6:23, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 20:11-15).