I. The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts,
written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31, 32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)
II. The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine
perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19, 20; Ephesians 4:5, 6)
III. God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that
He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, 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.
(Luke 10:21, 22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1, 2; 1 Peter 1:3, Revelation 1:6)
IV. Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, concieved by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life,
miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven,
perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
(Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31;
Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8, 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16)
V. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness,
and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit
indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
(John 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26, 27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26)
We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual,
and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful
nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake
sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from
condemnation and receive eternal life.
(Genesis 1:26; 2:17; 3; 5:2; Psalm 51:7; Eccl. 2:11; Jeremiah 17:9; John 1:13; 3:14, 3:16; 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26;
Romans 3:19-23; 5:19; 6:23; 8:1; 8:12; 9:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; James 1:14; 1 John 1:9)
VII. Christian Conduct
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct
should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should
seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(John 14:15, 23-24; Romans 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 10:31; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; Colossians 1:9-10; Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 John 2:3-6)
VIII. The Ordinances
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe
that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances
should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
IX. The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom.
We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the endless
suffering of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3, Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13;
1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)