We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, the complete revelation of God’s will for man and the final authority for Christian faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Matthew 4:4; 1 Peter 1:23-25 THE ONE TRUE GOD We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal and infinitely perfect.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God manifested in the flesh, true God and true man. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
THE SALVATION OF MAN (a) We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ through His death, burial and resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. (b) We believe that man’s salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by human works, and is the free gift of God; however, the believer’s works will determine his rewards in eternity. Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10 (c) We believe the inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct inward witness of the Holy Spirit with the believer’s spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness. Romans 8:16; 1 John 5:10
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT We believe all those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth. With it comes the endowment of spiritual power to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ, manifested in public testimony and service through various gifts of the Holy Spirit which are distributed to believers as He wills; and of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
THE CHURCH We believe that the true Church is universally composed of all those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. Only those who are members of the universal Church, the body of Christ, may be members of the local church. Every local church has the right and responsibility under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
ORDINANCES We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are not, however, to be regarded as means of salvation. Through water baptism, the believer is identified with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection to newness of life. Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:35-38; 10:47,48; 19:3-5; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
HOLINESS/SANCTIFICATION The Bible commands us to live a life of holiness through faith in Jesus Christ. Daily being transformed by the renewing of our minds and to present our bodies a living holy sacrifice which is our reasonable service. Romans 12:1-3
DIVINE HEALING We believe that divine healing for the ills of the physical body is available through faith in the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; 3 John 2
SECOND COMING We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ will return from heaven and with His saints will rule and reign on the earth, in which the New Heaven and New Earth will be established. Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-7; 21:1
RESURRECTION We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both the believer and the unbeliever; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy in the presence of the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:10-15