We believe and accept the Bible – the Holy Scriptures – as our authority in matters of faith and practice and adopt the following Statement of Faith as our interpretation of Bible Doctrine:
We believe the Bible – the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments – as being uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by God, written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts, and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We believe in one true God, eternally existing in one essence, yet three co-equal persons...the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love, who infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass and that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men.
We believe Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, the begotten son from the Father, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
We believe Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
We believe Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.
We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.
We believe Jesus Christ ascended bodily into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
We believe the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men.
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the life of the believer and that His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith.
We believe the Holy Spirit empowers the preaching and teaching of the gospel.
We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, sinned by disobeying God and thereby incurred not only physical death but spiritual death, which is separation from God. As a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under divine condemnation.
We believe that man’s nature is corrupted and as a result is totally unable to please God and is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
We believe the salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the result, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony, and that God imputes the righteousness of Christ to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.
We believe that all those who repent and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, delivered from divine condemnation, and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
We believe that all those who are truly born again will be kept by the power of God and will persevere as Christians until the end of their lives, and that only those who persevere until the end have been truly born again.
We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God through His written Word.
We believe every Christian is called to live their daily lives in the power of the indwelling Spirit so that they will bear fruit to the glory of God and for the well-being of their fellow man; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be a faithful steward of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members.
We believe it is the mission of the Church to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world.
We believe God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly in local churches with all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by wise stewardship of His people.
We believe that each local church is to consist of believers in Jesus Christ who have been baptized on a credible profession of faith and who assemble for worship, prayer, fellowship, participation in ordinances, edification through the Scriptures, mutual encouragement and to be equipped for service.
We believe that the ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion).
We believe that each church is to be independent and must be free from any interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating voluntarily with other churches in the community and the world.
We believe in the existence of holy angels who were created by God to worship Him and serve Him as ministering agents to mankind, and that they are not to be worshipped or adored by man.
We believe in the existence of Satan, who is a created angel, the author of sin, and the open and declared enemy of God and man who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men even though he has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in hell, and the fellowship of the saved in heaven.
We believe that at physical death the Christian enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.
We believe that at physical death the non-Christian enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation along with Satan and all the fallen angels and will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
We believethat the foregoing are Bible doctrines; therefore, we stand firm upon this Statement of Faith.