We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired word of God. That it is the revelation of God’s will to man and that it is the supreme standard of all faith and practice. II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21.
We believe that the Scriptures reveal God as eternally existing, all powerful, all knowing and manifesting Himself in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one in nature and power. Matt. 28:19; I John 5:7.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on the cross for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the grave, His ascension into heaven at the right hand of God where He ever lives to make intercession for believers, and His personal, visible, bodily return for His children (the saved) at the end of the church age. Matthew 20:28; II Peter 1:18; I Cor. 15:20; Acts 2:11; Matt. 1:18; John 1:14; I Thess. 4:16-17.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, possessing all the distinctive divine attributes. We believe that He is the administrator of the things of God, convincing, revealing truth, energizing believers in matters of prayer and service, and restraining evil. II Thess. 2:7; 1 Cor. 2:9-13.
We believe God made man in His own image and that man came into the world by direct creation of God, and not by evelotion, that this creative act of God was separate and distinct from any other work of God. We believe that the Scripture record of the fall of man through disobedience to God and that by nature man is “dead in trespasses and sins.” Eph. 2:1; Romans 5:12; Ps. 51:5.
We belive salvation to be by grace through faith, completely apart from human merit and that every individual is a sinner by birth and choice and therefore, must exercise personal faith in the redeeming work of Christ on Calvary in order to be saved. Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Ps. 51:5, Romans 3:23, 10:9-10.
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan – that he is a creating being once known as “the anointed cherub that covereth.” Through pride he fell – that he is the “god of this world” and the “prince of the power of the air” and that he will be judged at the revelation of Jesus Christ, adn finally be cast into the Lake of Fire. Matt. 13:39; John 8:44; Eph 2:2; Rev. 20:10; Ezek. 28:11; Isa. 14:12-15.
We believe in a heaven of eternal bliss for all who, through faith in the Lamb of God, have become children of God, and the Lake of Fire of eternal punishment for all who have not received the forgiveness of sins which is by faith in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:8-9; Rev. 21:1-8.
We believe a local church is a voluntary association of believers equal in rank and privilege subject to the Word of God, and independent of any external ecclesiastical control whatsoever. We believe God’s Word commands every believer (and only believers) to be baptized and that the only Scriptural baptism is by immersion. We believe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper should be observed as Christ said, in remembrance of His broken Body and shed Blood for us. Matth. 3:5-7; John 3:22-23; 4:12; Matt. 28:19; Acts 8: 36-39; Romans 6:14; Acts 2:41-42, I Cor. 11:26; 22:28.
We believe in the solemn obligation of every believer to be a personal soul-winner and to do his best to carry out the Savior’s command to give the gospel to the whole world. Matt. 28:19.
We believe that the gift of tongues practiced by believers and unbelievers alike and called the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is unscriptural, and is not the gift of tongues given at Pentecost. I Cor. 13:8-10; James 2:1