THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe both the Old and New Testaments (excluding the Apocrypha), are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice.
TRINITY. Matthew 3:16; 12:28; 28;19; John 14:26
We believe that the one God eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-equal and co-eternal, having precisely the same nature and attributes, and worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence, and obedience.
GOD THE FATHER. John 17:24; John 10:28-30; Philippians 4:20
God the Father is the first Person of the Trinity, which also includes his Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
JESUS CHRIST. Matthew 1:23;1 John 4:2
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and became a man. By shedding his blood on the cross, he redeemed from sin all who believe in Him as Savior. He lives as a Mediator between God and man.
HOLY SPIRIT. John 14:16, 26; Romans 15:13
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. He is a person, rather than a depersonalized force. He is the agent by which Christians transform and grow in holiness.
FALL OF MAN. Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:18-21
We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.
SALVATION THROUGH FAITH. Ephesians 2:8-9
God's salvation comes by grace through faith and not by our own efforts or works.
NEW BIRTH. John 3:5; Titus 3:5
New Birth is a restoration of the lost image of God to man. The requirement for the new birth is faith in Jesus Christ crucified for our sins.
THE CHURCH. Eph. 4:15; Colossians 1:18
The Church is the body of Christ and began on the day of Pentecost and consists of a living spiritual body of believers. Christ is the Head and Lord of the Church.
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
- WATER BAPTISM. Matthew 28:19-20
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures.
- BREAKING OF THE BREAD. Matthew 26:26; Acts 2:46
We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Savior should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread.
SANCTIFICATION. Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:14
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
HEAVEN. John 14:2; Philippians 3:20
Heaven is the dwelling place of God. Heaven is reserved for those who are born-again believers in Jesus Christ.
HELL. Matthew 25:46; Revelation 21:8
Hell is a place of total, conscious, eternal separation from the blessings of God, for people who reject Christ as Savior.
THE BLESSED HOPE. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13-14
This hope is the appearance of the glory of Christ. It is the hope above all hopes. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
THE FINAL JUDGMENT. John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-13
The Bible declares that God “has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth” (Acts 17:31).
This day of judgment, also known as the Final Judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH. 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21-22
“The new heavens and new earth” refers to the state of creation after Jesus’ return and final judgment.