Section 1 – HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God. We believe that all Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God in the original text. They are complete, inerrant, infallible, and the final and only authority in faith and life.
(2 Tim. 3:16-17, Rev. 22:19, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
Section 2 – TRINITY
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; who are equal in power and glory.
(Gen. 1:26 , Exod. 20:2-3, I Cor. 8:6, I John 5:7)
We believe in God the Father, author of heaven and earth and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and of all those who believe.
(Gen. 1,2, Col. 1:16-17)
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin and that He is True God and True Man. With His sinless life He is the only and sufficient mediator between God and man.
(Jn. 1:1-3,4, Matt. l:ll-23, Heb. 4:14-16)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The Holy Spirit bears witness to the Truth and imparts regeneration, sanctification and comfort to those who believe in Jesus Christ.
(2 Cor. 13:14, Jn. 14:16-17, 16:7-15 ; Rom. 3:14-27, 8:9, 26-27)
Section 3 – CREATION AND ORIGINAL SIN
We believe that man was created in the image of God and that through the temptation of Satan, author of all darkness and sin, man in the person of the First Adam voluntarily disobeyed God and sinned; thereby incurring physical and spiritual death for all mankind which is eternal separation from God.
(Gen 1:26-28,3:1-24, Rom. 5:10-19,3:28 ; Matt. 4:1-3 ; 2 Cor 4:4)
Section 4 – SALVATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
We believe in the substitutionary death of our Lord Jesus Christ, that through the shedding of His blood full payment was made for our sins, which frees us from the bondage of sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection and His ascension into Heaven as our High Priest and Advocate, thereby completing God’s plan to restore us from eternal separation.
(2 Cor. 5:21 ; Heb. 4:14, 10:4-14 ; Rom. 5:18-19 ; Matt. 26:28 ; Isa. 53:4-12 ; Heb. 9 ;
I Jn. 1:7-9 ; Eph 1:7)
Section 5 – JUSTIFICATION
We believe that salvation from spiritual death is the free gift of God through the finished work of Christ on the Cross. By the grace of God, this gift is given entirely apart from the good deeds of man, and is possessed by all who have by faith received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. This faith is the only and sufficient means of receiving salvation.
(Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-7; Rom. 10:9-13 ; Heb. 11:1)
Section 6 – SANCTIFICATION
Having been justified by faith in Jesus Christ, we believe that sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed after the image of God. And in this life, we are being perfected by the indwelling Holy Spirit, who transforms our self-centered lives to Christ-centered lives.
(Heb. 10:10,14 ; I Cor. 1:2, 7:12-14 ; II Cor. 3:17-18 ; I Peter 1:2 ; I Thes. 4:3, 5:10 ;
Rom. 6-8 ; Eph. 4:1 ; Col. 3:1-4)
Section 7 – THE CHURCH
We believe in one true church, the Body and Bride of Christ, composed of all believers of the faith who are heirs of eternal life. The Body is organized into local churches for the worship of God, for the edification and cooperation in fellowship and work amongst believers and for worldwide Gospel witness and outreach amongst nonbelievers.
(Eph. 1:22-23 ; Heb. 10:25 ; I Cor. 12:12-28 ; Eph. 4:11-16, 5:23 ; Acts 1:8 ; Matt. 28:19-20)
Section 8 – THE ORDINANCES
We believe and are committed to the observance of the ordinances of Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Baptism is the public proclaimant of a believer’s faith and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of one’s life and is the sign and seal of our incorporation into the Body of Christ. The Lord’s Supper is the proclamation and the commemoration of our Lord’s sacrificial death and bodily resurrection.
(I Cor. 11:23-26 ; Rom. 6:3-5 ; Matt. 3:13-17)
Section 9 – THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the personal and imminent second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory, to judge the world and establish His Kingdom.
(I Thes. 4:16; Rev. 19:11-21)
Section 10 – THE RESURRECTION OF BELIEVERS
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust for the everlasting blessedness of the saved and everlasting punishment of the lost through God’s Judgment.
(Rev. 20:11-15; Ps. 1:4-6; Jn. 3:16; Matt.25:46; Jn.5:28-29; Rom.14:10-12; 1 Thes. 4:17)