We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, written by men, divinely inspired and without error in the original text. We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority and does not deceive us in every area it touches and to which it speaks. (Isaiah 55:11; Luke 24:27, 44; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that there is one God who exists as a trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that the three persons of the trinity are coequal, co-existent, and co-eternal. We believe in the perfect holiness and justice, infinite wisdom and measureless power of God the Father. We believe 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. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6)
We believe that Jesus Christ the second person of the trinity, is fully God and fully man. We believe in Jesus Christ as God’s only begotten Son, who was born of the Virgin Mary and who was sinless in His life. We believe that by His death and through His blood He made atonement for the sins of the whole world. We believe that He arose from the dead, that He ascended into Heaven, that He is now interceding for His people, and that He will personally return to receive His own. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21-23; John 1:1, 14, 29; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 2:5)
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit who came to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit enables victory over the old nature in the believer’s earthly walk. (John 16:7-11; Romans 6:13; Romans 8:9-13, 26-27)
Man's Sinful Nature
We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, and that God sent His Son to save men from sin. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:11-19; John 3:3; Romans 3:22-23; Romans 6:23)
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who by His death made a full satisfaction to God for our sins; the Just dying for the unjust, bearing our sin in His own body on the cross, thus making Him the all-sufficient Savior. We believe that justification is the act of God whereby He declares righteous him who believes on Christ; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works or righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood. (Isaiah 53:11; John 3:16; Romans 3:24, 25, 5:1-9, 8:1)
We believe that the true Church, the body of Christ, of which He is the Head, is composed of regenerated believers. We believe that basis for membership in the local church is the individual’s personal acceptance of Jesus Christ by faith. We believe that the local church is the organized working force of Christ, united for worship, work and fellowship. (Romans 10:9-10, 13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Ephesians 5:23-29; Hebrews 10:25)
We believe in the individual believer’s competency to commune with God and that the only mediator is Jesus Christ. (Jeremiah 33:3; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1)
We believe in the separation of the believer and the church from all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations. We believe in the separation of Church and State and in full religious liberty. (Matthew 22:21; Mark 10:1-12; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Colossians 3:5-15; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17)
We believe that the ordinances committed to us by the Lord are the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Upon request of the believer, baptism by immersion shall be administered. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-11; Acts 8:36-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34)
We believe that all born-again believers, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 10:27-30; John 6:37-40; Hebrews 10:10; 1 Peter 1:5)
We believe in the ministry of missions as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind everywhere. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe in the existence of Satan and the devil as one and the same person, the arch enemy of God and man. We further believe Satan to be the author of sin and the cause of the fall, and that he will be eternally punished in the lake of fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Revelation 20:10)
The Second Coming
We believe in the “Blessed Hope”, which is the personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take away His Church before the tribulation period. We also believe in His subsequent return to the earth in triumph with His saints to establish His Millennial Kingdom. (Zechariah 14:4-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:1-6)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:5-6)
Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality
We believe that God created humanity "male and female" (Genesis 1:27). As God intentionally created humanity with gender distinction, rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of God's prerogative and purpose as Creator (Genesis 1:26-27). To assert that God created a person with the "wrong" biological sex is idolatrous because it implies that we know better than God regarding His creation.
We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one biological man (i.e., a male by birth) and one biological woman (i.e., female by birth) in a single, exclusive union (a covenant), as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that since the fall of mankind (Genesis 3) we all still struggle with sin and its effects. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, either in desire or action, is sinful and offensive to God. This includes but is not limited to: adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, pedophilia, incest, and use of pornography (Matthew 5:27-30; 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Furthermore, every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).