What do we believe about the Bible?
We believe in THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:
Accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and therefore, wholly without error.
(II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19–21).
What do we believe about God?
We believe in THE ONE TRIUNE GOD: Who is personal, Spirit, and sovereign. Absolutely separate and above the world as its Creator, yet everywhere present in the world as the upholder of all things; self-existent and self-revealing in three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each having a distinct ministry in God’s relation to His creation and to His people.
(Genesis 1:1; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7; Matthew 3:16, 17; 28:19, 20; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
Jesus is the second person of the Triune God, the eternal Word and the only begotten Son;. Without any change in His Divine Person, He became man by miracle of the virgin birth, thus to continue forever as both True God and True Man, one Person with two natures.
(John 1:1, 2; I John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:26–28).
We believe in THE HOLY SPIRIT:
He is the third Person of the Trinity, and the divine Agent in nature, revelation and redemption.
(II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16,17; Romans 8:14–27).
What do we believe about salvation?
We believe ALL MEN ARE BY NATURE AND CHOICE SINFUL AND LOST: that man was the direct creation of God, made in His image and likeness; that by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, man became a sinful creature, the father of a fallen race which is universally sinful in both nature and
practice, thus alienated from the life and family of God, under the righteous judgment and wrath of God, and has within himself no possible means of salvation (Romans 3:23; 5:12; Galatians 3:22).
We believe in SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH:
Salvation is the free gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8, 9; II Corinthians 5:21; 7:9, 10; Romans 6:23; 10:9, 10, 13).
What do we believe about church?
We believe in THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST: that He alone is the head of the Body of Christ, of which all true believers of this age are members; that all members of this one spiritual body should assemble and identify themselves in local churches (Matthew 23:10; I Corinthians 11:3).
We believe in THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH: that a New Testament church is a local assembly of born again, baptized believers united in organization to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching and a united testimony, and to actively engage in carrying out the Great Commission
(Acts 2:41; 4:32; Matthew 26:26–30; 28:19, 20).
What do we believe about our Lords return?
We believe in THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: that His return from Heaven will be personal, visible and glorious, a blessed hope for which we should constantly watch and pray; the time being unrevealed, but always imminent; that when He comes He will first by resurrection of the dead and translation of the living remove from the earth the saved, then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, afterward descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years
(Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 19:11–16; 20:6).