We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inert in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; James 1:5).
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit having the same attributes (2 Cor 13: 14)
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 men. (John 1:1; John 2:14; Luke 1:35)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious substitution sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph 1:7; and 1 Peter 1: 3-5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 7:25: 9:24: Rom 8:24; 1 John 2: 1-2).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit whose work is to convict the world of sin, or righteousness and of judgment, and by whom the believer is Regenerated, baptized into the Body of Christ, Indwelt, Sealed, Anointed, Filled and Guided into the Truth (John 16:8-11; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 John 2:20 27; Eph 5:18; John 16:13)
We believe in the personality and reality of Satan who is a fallen created being, "the god of this age", "the prince of the power of the air: the adversary of Christ and His Church, and that he will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-14; Matt 4:2-11, 25:41; Rev. 20:10)
The Nature of Man
We believe that man was created by God in His own image and not a product of evolution, that he sinned in Adam and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God, that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, totally depraved, and all reaching moral responsibility are lost and need to be saved. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom 3:10, 22-23, 5:12-19; Eph. 2:1-3, 12)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, insuring to him the possibility of all that was provided through the shed blood on Calvary.
We believe that the Church, which is the Body and espoused Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age. (Eph 1:22, 23, 5:25-27; 1 Cor 12:12-14; 2 Cor 11.0) We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament scriptures. (Acts 14:27, 20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim 1:5-11)
We believe in the "Blessed Hope" the personal, imminent pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. (1 Thess 4:12-18; Zach 14:4-11; Rev 19:11-16; 1 Thess 1:10; Rev 20:1-6; Rev 3:20)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt 25:46; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; Rev 20:5-6, 12-13)
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; Rev 20:4-8; 11 Cor 5:8; Phil 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thess 4:16-17)
We believe that the soul of unbelievers remain after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when the soul and body reunited shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be[KT1] [KT2] annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; Matt 25:41-45; 2 Thess 1:7-9, Jude vs. 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Rev 20:11-15)
Ordinances of the Faith
We believe that the ordinance of the church are two: