The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God, and that God communicated through Spirit-controlled men so that the Scriptures are without error, and therefore, authoritative in all that they say (2 Peter 1:21).
The Triune God
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person in the Godhead possesses the same attributes and is equal in essence and power but distinct in function (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:18-19).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35).
- We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11), and is the Divine Agent of the new birth, bringing sinners to faith through the Word of God (John 3:1-8; Romans 10:17).
We believe in the account of creation as presented in the book of Genesis, and that this account is to be accepted literally; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s existence on earth is not attributable to an evolutionary process, but is the result of a direct creative act of God.
Angels and Satan
We believe in the existence of a myriad of angels created by God to serve Him in various capacities. Obedient angels faithfully carry out God’s plan and help God’s people through acts of service, worship, and spiritual battle against all who oppose God and His people.
We believe that Satan is a person, at one time a holy angel who enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell from that position. He now stands as the unholy god of this age. He faces final defeat at the hand of God’s Son to the eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire.
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God (possessing intellect, emotion, and will) and, having had God’s life breathed into him, became a living soul. However, in Adam’s disobedience, sin entered the world and passed to all mankind destroying man’s relationship with God and resulting in death.
Sin is anything (thought, word, or deed) that is contrary to the holy character of God, both through acts of commission, or omission. We believe that all human beings sinned in Adam and, therefore, inherit a sin nature and have become alienated from God.
We believe the Bible clearly teaches that God is angry with mankind because of our sin (Romans 1:18). However, God is not only a wrathful God. The Bible also teaches us that God, because of His great love for mankind, took the initiative in providing salvation for man by offering His only Son Jesus as a ransom for the atonement of our sins. This vicarious death of Jesus Christ on the cross not only delivered us from the power of Satan, but also satisfied God’s justice completely (Romans 3:26; 1 John 2:2).
We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again believers of this present age, constituted and empowered by the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and that its mission is to bear to the ends of the earth the Spirit-filled testimony to the judgment of God against sin and the salvation of sinners who repent and exercise faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe the doctrine of separation is grounded in the holiness of God. Therefore, Christians must be separate from the world, yet without isolation from the world; Christians must not tolerate and must separate from false teachers in order to maintain the doctrinal integrity of the church and guard against any teaching that would hinder spiritual growth; and Christians must separate from disobedient brethren with the intent to prevent the disobedient one from influencing others to do wrong, setting an example to encourage others to be obedient by, and ultimately restoring the one who has been disobedient (Matthew 18:15-20).
We believe in the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for the believers.