A. We believe in ONE TRIUNE GOD eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfection, including holiness, love, wisdom, mercy, omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience and righteousness. References for reading: Matthew 28:19, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 10:30, II Corinthians 13:14.
B. We believe in THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, second person of the Trinity. The primary and essential facts concerning Him are well authenticated: (1) super-natural birth, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, begotten by God the Father, and born of a virgin; (2) sinless life; (3) substitutionary death; (4) bodily resurrection; (5) ascension into Heaven; (6) sending forth of the Holy Spirit; (7) the Rapture, which we believe will be personal, premillennial, and before the Tribulation - for His saints and (8) the Millennium, which follows the Tribulation, with His saints to reign a thousand years on this earth. References for reading: Isaiah 53:5-6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:30-35; John 8:46; Romans 5:6-8; I Corinthians 5:21; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 7:26; Revelation 19:19-20:5; Acts 1:10.
C. We believe in THE HOLY SPIRIT, third person of the Trinity. He carries out His functions, as the representative of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth in this age, by convicting and regenerating sinners. He indwells, baptizes, teaches, guides, comforts, seals, and sanctifies believers. References for reading: John 16: 7-11; John 3:5; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:10-16, 6:11.
D. We believe in THE HOLY SCRIPTURES accepting them as being divinely inspired in their entirety, therefore inerrant as originally given. They are an all-sufficient and infallible rule of faith and practice. References for reading: Psalm 119:89; John 10:35; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21.
E. We believe in THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN. Man was created by the Word of God in His image. Man was not in any sense the offspring of any animal ancestry. By deliberate disobedience to the will of God, man became a sinful creature, the fall affecting the whole human race. Being sinful in both nature and practice, he is under the just judgment of a holy God Who has provided the perfect plan of salvation for mankind’s recovery and redemption. References for reading: Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 3:1-24; Mark 7:21-23; John 8:44; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 4:18.
F. We believe in THE DISTINCT PERSONALITY OF SATAN. He is the author of all the powers of darkness and sin, the open and declared enemy of God and mankind, and he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. References for reading: Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14: 12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; II Corinthians 4:4; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10.
G. We believe in SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH. Because man is sinful, he is separated from God. Jesus Christ’s life on earth, substitutionary death and resurrection result in the only way for man to be reconciled to God. Any man that believes these facts in his heart, repents for sin, and confesses with his mouth, will receive Salvation from eternal damnation, and will be eternally secure in a life forever with God. Salvation is in no way merited by the works of man. References for reading: John 10:28, Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 1:5-6.
H. We believe in FUTURE LIFE AND ETERNAL EXISTENCE. There will be a resurrection of the bodies of both the just and the unjust. The spirits of believers at death depart immediately to be present with the Redeemer until the rapture of the church when their bodies are to be changed into the likeness of His own glorified body. The spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hades, the place of punishment where they are kept awaiting the Great White Throne Judgment at which time they will be assigned to the Lake of Fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment. References for reading: Luke 16:19-31; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; II Corinthians 5:1-8; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20: 5-6, 11-15.
I. We believe in ONE TRUE CHURCH. It is composed of all born-again believers and is known in Scripture as the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. All believers are exhorted to observe the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, and are expected to assemble themselves with one another in local congregations for worship, prayer, fellowship, witnessing, and personal spiritual growth. References for reading: Ephesians 4:3-6, 5:25-32; I Corinthians 11: 23-34; Hebrews 10:24-25.
J. We believe THE GREAT COMMISSION is the charter of the Church as given by Christ. All duty and privilege belonging to the Church are explicitly and implicitly included in it. This task laid upon the Church is Christ’s answer to the need of mankind. The Great Commission is Christ’s way of giving Himself to the world as He has given Himself for the world. The Great Commission imposes upon the Church one single supreme function - to know Christ and make Him known through a program of missions and evangelism. References for reading: Matthew 28: 18-20; II Timothy 4:1-5.