GOD AND THE HOLY TRINITY:
We believe in a personal God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is absolutely sovereign, working all things after the counsel of His own will. (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24, 1:13; Deut. 6:4; Rom. 8:28, 9:11; Eph1:5).
JESUS CHRIST THE SON:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, virgin born, and is both true God and true Man. We believe in His sinless life, His perfect righteousness, His substitutionary death at the cross as a sin bearer for all mankind, His bodily resurrection on the third day, His ascension into Heaven and His intercession at the right hand of God for believers and His visible coming again to judge the living and dead. (Luke 1:27-35, 24:36-39; Jn. 1:1, 14; Heb. 4:14, 15; II Cor. 5:21; I Pet. 2:24 and Acts 1:9-11; II Tim. 4:1)
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-Head. To the unsaved, He is sent to convict them of the sin of unbelief, of righteousness obtainable in Christ, and of judgment equal to Satan’s if they reject Christ. To the saved, He indwells never to leave from the moment of the New Birth. He also baptizes the believer in the Body of Christ, and seals him unto the day of redemption. He fills and empowers the believer as often as, and to the extent that the person is yielded to His leading. (Jn. 14:16, 17, 16:8-11, 3:5; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30, 5:18).
We believe the Bible, Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God, without error in the original manuscripts, the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:20, 21; Rev. 22:18). We accept the KJV as the only true English translation of the above for all preaching and teaching.
We believe that in the beginning of time, god created by a definite act, or acts, the Heavens and Earth. We positively deny evolution. (Gen. 1:1, 3-27; Jn. 1:3; I Cor. 15:39).
We believe in the personality of Satan. He is the archenemy of God and man. He is the Prince of the Power of the air, and has access to the Throne of God to condemn believers day and night. As an Angel of Light he deceives; as a Roaring Lion, and he devours. (Isa. 14:12-15; Lk. 10:18; Jn. 14:30, 16:11; II Cor. 4:4, 11:14; Eph.2:2; I Pet. 5:8; Rev. 12:7-10).
We believe that man was created innocent and that in sinning brought both spiritual and physical death to himself and his posterity, but with the acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice for sin; he is saved, being justified by faith on the ground of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:12, 3:10, 22, 23; Acts 13:39).
We believe that SIN is a condition into which all are born, that it is without remedy apart from the shed blood of Christ. It is a nature which is at enmity toward God. (Col. 1:14; Rom. 3:23, 5:19, 8:7,8).
SALVATION AND ASSURANCE:
We believe that Salvation is by grace through faith, as a free gift without works. (Eph. 2:8,9; I Thess. 2:13; II Tim. 1:9; Jn. 3:2; Phil. 3:20,21).
We believe that the person who has been born again is saved and safe for all eternity, without a possible chance of ever being lost again.
This doctrine rests alone on the faithfulness of God to His Word. (Jn. 6:39,40; 10:28,29; 17:12; I Pet. 1:5; I Cor. 3:11-15; Rom. 6). We do not believe that the above doctrine should be used as a license to sin.
We believe that Justification is God’s justly declaring a person righteous who receives Christ by faith. This is totally apart from any merit on the part of the one justified, and is made possible to the believer on the grounds of Christ becoming sin for him. (Rom. 3:23,26,28: Rom. 5:1-11; II Cor. 5:21; Rom. 8:33,34).
We believe the True Church to be the entire company of the Born Again Believers from Pentecost to the First Resurrection when it will be caught up to be with the Lord. God has purposed that the Church, as the Bride of Jesus Christ, glorify Him in an aggressive effort to disciple all nations through the preaching of the Gospel. (I Cor. 15:20-23, 51,52; I Cor. 12:12,13; Eph. 1:22,23; II Cor. 11:2; Matt. 28:16-20).
We believe Heaven to be a real and actual place. It is where the Throne of God is; where Jesus now is; and where all the saved will be forever. (Matt. 6:9; Heb. 8:1; I Thess. 4:17).
We believe Hell to be a real and actual place. It is the abode of the Soul and Spirit of departed unbelievers. It is a place of fire and torment, where the memory and conscience never die. It will empty into the Lake of Fire prepared for Satan and his angels. (Lk. 16:22-31, Rev. 20:11-14).
We believe Baptism should be by immersion only. We believe Baptism is not essential to salvation, but should be submitted to by the saved as an outward testimony of an inward work of God. (Acts 8:36-39; 10:44-48).
THE LORD’S TABLE:
We believe that the Lord’s Table is a showing forth to the world the death of Christ as that in which we trust, until He comes for us. We believe communion is for the saved only. (I Cor. 11:23-32).