SECTION 1- THE BIBLE:
We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life (II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
SECTION 2- THE GODHEAD:
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I John 5:7; Matt. 28:19).
We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:6).
JESUS CHRIST —
We believe in Jesus Christ, Godâ€™s only Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, sinless in His life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His death on the cross (John 3:16). We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible, premillennial return to the world in power and glory according to His promise.
HOLY Spirit –
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, baptize, sanctify, comfort, indwell and seal forever those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 14:26).
We believe God directly created the first man and first woman, Adam and Eve, in His own image and free from sin. God created human beings as immortal, rational, and morally responsible individuals. Humanity has been given the purpose to glorify God, enjoy His fellowship and accomplish His will on earth (Genisis 1:26-31; 2:7; Matt. 19:4).
We believe Adam sinned, and as a result, all people are sinners by nature and choice, and are spiritually dead in their relationship to God. Because sin is rooted in the core of their being, they are totally incapable of being reconciled to God apart from the divine grace (Genisis 3; Romans 5:12-21; 3:21-26;Ephesians 2:1-10).
We believe all people stand in need of the Savior, who alone can adress their spiritually dead condition. We believe those who repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and reconciled to the Word and righteous living, good works and proper social concern (John 14:1-6; Romans 1:16-17; Titus 3:3-7; II Corinthians 5:17-21).
The family is established by God and is the foundational institution of society (Gen. 2:24-25). Marriage has been instituted by God. The church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman in a life long commitment (Matt. 19:4-6). Legitimate sexual relationships are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church (I Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:26-27). The Bible is clear in its teaching on the sancity of all human life (Psalm 1369; Jer. 1:5). Since life begins at conception, all human life is a gift of God deserving respect, care, and protection.God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or famale. Those two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection fo the image of God within that person.
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God and that all humans are sinners by nature and practice. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, everlasting blessedness of the saved, and everlasting punishment of the lost (Acts 24:15; Matt. 25:34,41). We believe that Jesus Christ died as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scripture and that all who believe and accept Him as Lord and Savior are justified on the ground of His shed blood. We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith, and totally apart from works. Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12; Ram. 10:9; Eph. 2:8-9).
SECTION 5- CHURCH:
We believe that the local church is composed of regenerated immersed believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of the worship of God, the fellowship of believers and the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world (Col. 1:18).
SECTION 6- DISTINCTIVES:
We believe that our distinctives are scripturally sound. They include the competency of the individual soul in direct approach to God; the priesthood of all believers; a regenerate church membership (1 Peter 2:5-9); the symbolic ordinances of baptism (Mat. 3:13-16) and the Lords Supper (I Car. 11:23-30); the autonomy and spiritual democracy of the local church (1 Car. 12:12-27); the solemn obligation to majority rule within the church, with equal rights to all and special privileges to none; the absolute separation of church and state (Matt. 22:17-22); and a world-wide program of missionary endeavor in obedience to the final command of our Lord (Matt. 28:19-20).