We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings. God’s Word is authoritative and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. It is the final authority for Christian faith and life.
2. The Triune God
We believe in one God who is the initial cause of all things and continues to govern all things by his sovereign hand. We believe that God is the pre-existent, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, ever present, invisible, personal Spirit who caused and created all that exists and control’s the world for his glory. God has exhaustive definite foreknowledge and is not dependent on human decisions and actions. We believe in the holy Trinity; the one God who reveals himself in three persons - namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity to all eternity.
We believe that man was created in the image of God and originally possessed true knowledge, righteousness, and holiness. After the Fall, mankind was corrupted entirely by sin. Sin is voluntarily “missing the mark” or failing to do the right thing before man or God and involves culpability. Sin is radical disobedience to God and falling short of his majestic glory. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
4. The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. The incarnation of Christ revealed God in the flesh to the world, provided a spotless sacrifice on the cross for sinful people, thus destroying the work of the devil. We believe that Christ fills three mediatorial offices. Jesus Christ perfectly fulfills the role of the mediator of the New Covenant which was sealed with his blood. He is a Prophet who delivered God the Father’s message to mankind. He is a Priest, speaking to God for men in the line of Melchizedek. Finally, he is a King who waits to reign in eternity.
5. The Salvation of Humanity
We believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for sinners, thus providing atonement for sin. Christ died in our place on the cross, affirming the love of God and absorbing the wrath of God. The shed blood of Jesus and his resurrection provide the only ground of salvation for all who believe. Thus regeneration is effected through the work of the Holy Spirit that brings God’s elect to repentance.
6. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, fill, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service for the glory of God.
7. The Church
We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are elders and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. The purpose of the church is to glorify God and fulfill the Great Commission by building up believers through the systematic teaching of the Word of God, by winning the lost through the preaching of the Gospel, by training and equipping believers for ministry and by worshipping God in all of His holiness. We believe that post-conversion baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are the primary ordinances of the church.
8. The Return of Jesus Christ
We believe in the personal premillennial and sudden coming of Jesus Christ. This “Blessed Hope” has vital bearing on the personal life and service of every believer. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal conscious punishment.