1. The Scriptures
- We believe the Bible is the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired by God but also preserved for us today. (II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:16; Psalms 12:6-7)
- The Bible is totally inerrant and infallible, as found in the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. (Psalms 12:6)
- We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people.
- We believe in the existence of one living, eternal, infinite, triune God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) equal in every divine perfection. (I Corinthians 8:6)
3. The Person and Work of Christ
- We believe that Jesus Christ is a person of the Godhead and is co-equal with the Father
- Jesus Christ, voluntarily, without ceasing to be God, became man, being born of a virgin and conceived of the Holy Spirit.
- He was one person being both perfect man and perfect God. (Phillipians 2:6-11)
- Jesus Christ is unable to sin. (II Corinthians 5:21)
- Jesus Christ died an rose again on the third day and then ascended into heaven where He is today, making intercession for us. (I Corinthians 15:3-4; I John 2:1-2)
- The Return of Jesus Christ is imminent. (I Thessalonians 4:16-18)
4. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
- We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, and is thus co-equal with the Father.
- The ministry of the Holy Spirit includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have accepted Jesus as their Savior. (John 14:16; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20)
5. Salvation and Security of the Believer
- We believe that God provided salvation for all men through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins on Calvary. The only way to receive salvation is through faith, not by any personal merit of our own. (John 3;16; Ephesians 2:8-9; I John 2:2)
- Salvation is open to everyone. We choose to accept or reject Christ. (Romans 10:13)
- Once a person is saved, we believe he is forever saved. There is no possibility of losing your salvation. (John 10:28-29; I John 5:12-13)
6. The Church
- The local church is an organized membership of baptized believers.
- There are two offices of the Church; Pastor and Deacon. (I corinthians 12:12-13)
- The authority of the local church for faith and practice is the Word of God. (I Timothy 3:14)
7. The Ordinances of the Local Church
- There are two ordinances of the local church:
- Baptism by immersion, one time backwards, for believers only. (Acts 2:38, 41; 8:36-39)
- The Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-30)
8. The Personality of Satan
- Satan was created by God as an angel, but due to pride and sin, he became the enemy of God.
- He is the unholy god, ruler of the powers of darkness. (I Peter 5:7-9)
- He is destined to the judgment of God, in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10)
9. The Eternal State
- Believer: We believe that the souls of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation pass immediately into the presence of God.
- Non-Believer: The souls of unbelievers pass immediately into hell until the final judgment of the Great White Throne at the end of the millennium, when they will be cast into the lake of fire to be separated from God forever
- (II Corinthians 5:8; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15)
10. The Second Coming of Christ
- The next event in God’s time table is the pre-millennial, pre-tribulational return of Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17
11. The Mellennium
- After the tribulation period, Christ will establish His kingdom in which the saved will reign with Him for one thousand years. (Revelation 20:1-6; Isaiah 65:15-18)
12. The Great Commission
- We believe that every believer has a part in the great commission, whether it be in their local community, country or another part of the world. We are all to live and tell others of Christ and what He has done for us. (Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 5:17-20)
13. Ecclesiastical Separation
- We believe in the ethical and ecclesiastical separation. All things need to be done with like faith and practice churches. (II Corinthians 6:14)