We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God in its entirety, without error in the original writings as the complete revelation of His person and His will necessary to be understood by mankind.
God the Father
We believe God the Father, the first person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purposes and grace. He has decreed for His glory all that comes to pass. He has graciously decreed the plan by which mankind might receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to Him, and has chosen from eternity those whom He would save from sin through Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He is without sin as to nature, unable to sin in principle, and did not sin in fact. We further believe in His vicarious and atoning death by crucifixion, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father. He will personally return in power and glory, and is the final judge of all.
We believe that the first man and woman were directly and immediately created by God in His image, free from sin. Man subsequently fell into sin by a voluntary act of willful disobedience to the revealed will of God. As a result, every human being of all ages is a sinner by divine pronouncement, nature and deed, subject to the wrath of God.
We believe that mankind is utterly unable to save him or herself from the power or penalty of sin. Each person must receive eternal life and forgiveness of sin only on the basis of the elective grace of God through faith in the work that Christ accomplished in dying for the sin of mankind and resurrecting from the dead. Once a person has received eternal life, that person is forever secure as a child of God through Jesus Christ.
We believe that in the ultimate sense, Christ’s church is composed of all who have been saved and will be with Him in heaven. The local expression of the church therefore, is to be a group of people who are genuinely saved, trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning death for their salvation.
We believe that all spiritual gifts are in operation and that the Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts on all Christians for the purpose of winning the lost and strengthening believers for godly service to the glory of God.
We believe that Satan is a personage, a fallen angel, a powerful but limited creature, subordinate to God. He is the chief enemy of God and accuser of mankind, who continually seeks to counterfeit and pervert the works and truth of God, and destroy mankind.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost. The saved shall appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ in heaven to receive rewards or loss of rewards and to dwell with Him for eternity. The lost shall appear at the Great White Throne of Judgment, and be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer eternal, continuous punishment.