A. The Bible
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments alone as verbally plenarily inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings and is the sole authority of faith and practice.
We believe in one God, an eternal Spirit existing in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is One in essence and equal in every divine attribute.
C. Jesus Christ
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly Man. We believe Jesus is one Person with two natures, divine and human.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all men according to the Scriptures, and all who receive Him are justified by His shed blood.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His bodily ascension into Heaven; and in His present life there as High Priest for us (Matt. 28:1-10).
D. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is one of the three Persons of the Trinity. We believe His ministries include the restraining of evil in the world to the measure of the divine will, the conviction of the world regarding sin, righteousness, and judgment, the regeneration of all believers, the indwelling of those who are saved, and the continued filling for power, teaching and service of all among the saved who are yielded to Him.
We believe man was created in the image of God; he sinned and is thereby condemned to physical death, as well as, spiritual death. We believe all human beings are born with a sinful nature (Gen. 1:26, 27; 3:1-24; Rom. 5:12-21; Eph. 2:1-6).
We believe salvation is the gift of God, offered to all by grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is solely through faith in the blood of Christ apart from any human merit. All those who believe are regenerated children of God and are secure in Christ forever (Eph. 2:8,9; 3:5-7; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:31-39).
We believe every saved person has been sanctified through the death of Christ, is being sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and will be completely sanctified at his glorification. Every believer has two natures, old and new, and the old will not be eliminated in this life (Heb. 10:10; John 17:17; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Gal. 5:17; Rom. 7:18-25).
We believe in the biblical doctrine of separation which includes separation of the local church from all affiliation and fellowship with those who deny the orthodox teachings of Scripture and from those who are continue to walk in fellowship with unbelief and ecumenism. We believe in separation of the individual believer from all worldly practices dishonoring the Savior; and separation of church and state (2 Tim. 3:1-5; Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; Matt. 22:21).
H. The Church
We believe in the Church, which is a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and a body of which all believers, in this age, are a part. We believe the Church is peculiar to the age of grace and is distinct from the nation of Israel. We believe that the local church is an organized body of immersed believers who meet regularly for the purpose of worship, fellowship, observance of the ordinances (baptism and the Lord's supper), edification and exhortation of the saints, and the proclamation of the gospel until the return of Jesus Christ to rapture His bride. The church is to be autonomous and has as its biblical officers pastors and deacons. We believe the local church is the center of God's program for this age, and that every believer is bound by Scripture to give his complete cooperation to the ministry of his local church (Matt. 16:16-18; 1 Cor. 12:12-17; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Tim. 3:15-16).
I. The Ordinances
We believe there are two ordinances for the local church, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, identifying themselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is a prerequisite to church membership. The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of the Lord's death until He comes, is a reminder of our fellowship with Him and should be preceded by carefully examining oneself (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-32).
J. The Great Commission
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned us to take the Gospel to the world. Evangelism, and church planting at home and abroad should be primary in the program of the local church, which includes the baptism and discipleship of believers (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).
K. Last Things
We believe in the imminent rapture of the church to Heaven. The believer will then appear before the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded according to his works. The rapture will be followed by a seven-year period of tribulation upon all the Earth. At the end of this period of tribulation, Jesus Christ will come back to Earth in power and glory with His Church to establish the promised Kingdom. He will reign for one thousand years, during which time peace and righteousness will cover the earth, Satan will be bound, and Israel shall be established in her own land. At the end of this reign, Satan will lead a rebellion against Christ, shall be defeated, and will be forever punished in the Lake of Fire.
The unbelieving will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment and will be condemned to eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire. The righteous will be in eternally in the presence of the Lord (John 14:3; I Cor. 3:12-15; Matt. 24:21; Rev. 19:11-16; 21:1-15; Ezek. 39:25-29; 1 Thes. 4:17).