We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, preserved through careful transmission, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that he delivers from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but also true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement for sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, His priestly intervention on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible and pre-millennial return from Heaven.
We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe that man is a sinner by nature and by choice, and is therefore spiritually dead. We also believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates those who believe the Gospel of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, repent of sin and trust Christ as Savior.
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual. We further believe that salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social conduct.
We believe that the church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true church is made up of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been immersed upon a credible confession of faith, and have united themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper. We also believe in the interdependence of the local church and the mutual submission of the believers to each other in love.
Separation of Church and State
We believe that each local church is self-governing in its function, and must be free from interference by any political or ecclesiastical authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life, and that each should be free to worship according to the dictates of his conscience.
We believe that the supreme task of every believer is to glorify the Lord in his life; and that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, in the eternal existence of all men either in Heaven or the Lake of Fire, in divine judgment, rewards, and punishments.