The Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Peter 3:15, 16).
The Trinity. We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18, 19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
God, the Father. We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:2-3; Isaiah 44:6).
Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth (Matthew 1:18-25; Matthew 28:5, 6; John 3:14-16; John 11:25; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:21-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 4:14-16; Revelation 19:11-16).
The Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide (John 14:26; John 16:8-14; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 12:11; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5).
Regeneration. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those whom the Holy Spirit regenerates repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:1-24; John 3:1-7; John 3:16-18; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; 1 John 1:7).
Eternal Security. We believe in the perseverance of the saints (John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39).
The Church. We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:6-8; Acts 2:41; Acts 15:13-17; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13; Ephesians 1:4-6; Ephesians 5:23-27; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Christian Conduct. We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of all people, that their conduct should be blameless before the world. Christians should be faithful stewards of their possessions, and they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
The Ordinances. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Baptism: Ezekiel 36:35; Matthew 3:13-15; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3,4; Lord’s Supper: Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:7-18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).
The Last Things. We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29).