THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that all Scripture is given by divine inspiration of God and
that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to both the Old and
New Testaments. (II Timothy 3:16). They are complete and are of supreme,
final authority in faith and life (Mark 12:26,36).

THE GODHEAD

We believe that God, the Supreme, Eternal, and Unchangeable One has
revealed Himself in Three Persons, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and
that these three are one God (John 10:30); having the same nature,
attributes, perfections and commanding the same worship, confidence, and
obedience. (II Corinthians 13:14)

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 2, 14; 10:30), that He
was begotten of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20), and born of the virgin Mary
(Matthew 1:21) and is very God and very man (Colossians 1:15). We believe
that His death on the cross was substitutionary and representative (Romans
5:6-8), and sufficient payment for the guilt of all men (Romans 6:10, 14,
17, 18). We believe that He was raised from the dead in bodily form
(Matthew 28:5-7) and ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-11) where He lives to
make intercession for us (Hebrews 7:22-25). We believe in the personal,
bodily and pre-tribulational return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10), and after the Tribulation, His
return with the company of redeemed to judge the nations (II Thessalonians
1:6-10) and establish worldwide kingdom of righteousness and peace
(premillennial, Revelation 11:15-19).

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the divine personality of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16; 15:26),
that He represents the Lord Jesus Christ in His absence (John 16:13, 14),
and that His ministry consists of convicting the world of sin, righteousness
and judgment (John 16:8-11), that He is the source and power of all
acceptable worship and service (John 15:26, 27). We believe that
He takes up His residence within the believer at the moment of salvation
(I Corinthians 6:19), baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ
(I Corinthians 12:13), teaches scriptural truth (John 14:26) and enables
the believer to live a godly life (Galatians 5:22, 23).

CHURCH

The Universal Church, which began at the day of Pentecost and will continue
to the Rapture, is made up of born again believers. At the Rapture, Christ,
who is the Head of His Church, will come to take away His Bride
(I Thessalonians 4:16, 17). The Holy Spirit baptizes each believer at conversion
into His Church, the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13), and imparts to each
believer a certain gift or gifts for His service (I Corinthians 12:11).
The Universal Church is instructed to allow the Holy Spirit to produce His fruit
both collectively and individually so that the unsaved will see the transformation
of their lives as well as hear the claims of our Lord Jesus Christ presented as
mankind’s only hope of salvation.

ORDINANCES

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church:
Baptism and the Lord’s Table (Communion). We believe the obedient believer publicly
identifies with the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-11) by immersion
in the water in the name of the triune God (Matthew 28:19, 20). We believe that the
Lord’s Table was instituted by Christ (Matthew 26:26-29) for commemoration of His death.
We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until
the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)

SALVATION

We believe that our salvation is solely by the grace of God, through
personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. It was not accomplished by
anything we have done (Ephesians 2:8, 9). We believe that Jesus Christ paid
the complete penalty for all the sins of mankind through the shedding of His
blood on the cross of Calvary. (I Peter 1:18-20; 2:24). We also believe
that the salvation of all believers is sealed by the Holy Spirit
(Ephesians 4:30), and is so secure that nothing can separate the believer
from the love of God. (Romans 8:35-39)

MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God by a direct act of
creation (Genesis 1:26, 27); that he sinned (Genesis 3:6) and thereby
incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is
separation from God (Romans 6:23). As a consequence of this disobedience,
all mankind is declared by God to be totally depraved, having inherited a
sinful nature and having become sinners in thought, word and deed.
(Romans 3:10-23) We believe that there is the absolute necessity of
the new birth for an individual’s salvation. (John 3:3, Galatians 3:22)