We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God.
(Gen. 1:1, 26; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19-20; John 4:24, 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16) and our sole Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5). We believe in His preexistence (John 1:1), His incarnation (John 1:1-14), His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23-25), His sinless life (Heb. 4:15), His substitutionary atonement (Rom. 3:23-25), His bodily resurrection from the grave (Acts 2:24-27), His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11), and His bodily return from heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead who regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ and fills those believers who are yielded to God (Matt. 28:19; John 3:3-7; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 2:12, 6:19, 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5).
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from human merit, works, or ceremonies (Acts 4:12, 16:31; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe that every word in the original writing of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (Matt 5:18; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21). We believe that it is therefore the final standard of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ and for His Church.
We believe that the church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and that there is a two-fold aspect to the church–the universal and the local (Eph. 1:22-23; Philemon 2; 1 Thess. 1:1; Rev. 2:3). We believe that ordinances of the local church are two in number–baptism, or the immersion of the believer in water; and the Lord’s Supper, a memorial of the atoning death of Christ until He comes.
(Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:41; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-24)
Man & Sin
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, that we sinned in Adam, and that we are now sinners by nature and by choice.
(Gen. 1:26-27, 3:1-6; Rom. 3:10-18, 5:12-14)
Resurrection & Judgments
We believe in the resurrection of the human body; the eternal existence of all people in either heaven or hell; in divine judgments, rewards, and punishment. (John 5:25-29, 11:25-26; 1 Cor. 15:51-57; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-15)
We believe that angels are personal beings, originally created holy, but now exist as fallen and unfallen, including Satan.
(Ps. 148:2-5; Matt. 25:41; Eph. 6:11-12; Col. 1:16; 1 Tim. 5:21; Jude 6; Rev. 12:9)
We believe in Christ’s personal, visible, millenial return from heaven (Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11-16). We believe that Christ’s coming involves two distinguishable events: the imminent rapture of the Church ( 1 Thess. 4:13-18); and His second coming in power and glory to set up His thousand year reign on earth (Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-6). We believe that following the seven year tribulation and the thousand year reign of Christ, the Son will submit His kingdom to the Father and They will reign together throughout eternity (1 Cor. 15:23-28; Rev. 11:15).