We believe that "all scripture is given by inspiration of God" and is of supreme and final authority in matters of faith and life. By inspiration we mean that "holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" in such a manner that the sixty-six books of the Bible, as originally written, are entirely free from error and constitute the very Word of God. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20.
We believe in one God, holy sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Leviticus 11:44,45; Deuteronomy. 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 16:7-16; II Corinthians 13:14.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; that He is true God and true Man, and is the only, and all-sufficient Mediator between God and man. Matthew 1:18,22,23; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-5; Colossians 2:9. We believe in the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ, II Corinthians 5:21; in the resurrection of His body, Eph. 1:20; His ascension into Heaven, Mark 16:19; and in His personal and visible future return to earth, I Thessalonians 4:13-18. We believe that redemption is provided through the blood of Christ and that eternal salvation is received only through personal faith in Him, I Peter 1:18,19; John 1:12; I John 1:7; John 3:16.
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit, who convicts of sin and reveals Christ, to men in regeneration and sanctification, John 16:13-15; Romans 8:9,26,27; I Peter 1:2.
We believe that Satan exists - as an evil personality - the originator of sin - the arch enemy of God and man, I Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6:11,12; 1 John 3:8.
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God, that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, and incurred physical and spiritual death. Genesis 1:27; I Corinthians 11:7; Psalms 51:5; Romans 3:10,23; Romans 5:12.
We believe that salvation is free gift of God that man needs to accept by faith. Man is not able to do anything that would remove sins, and is therefore desperately in need of a Savior. Jesus Christ, the sinless God-man, paid the only acceptable price for the forgiveness of sins. Anyone who confesses to God to be a sinner and acknowledges that Jesus' sacrifice for the forgiveness of their sins will be saved. Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10,13.
We believe in two ordinances to be observed in their scriptural order.
1. Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and which sets forth the essential facts in redemption, namely, the death and resurrection of Christ, and the essential facts in the experience of the believer, namely, death to sin and resurrection to newness of life, Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12.
2. The Lord's Supper, which is the partaking of bread and the cup, the symbols of Christ's body and blood, in commemoration of His death until He comes, Matthew. 26:26-28; I Corinthians. 11:23-28.
We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of believers, recognizing theLordship of Christ, governed, guided, and empowered by the Holy Spirit for worship, the observance of the ordinances, service, and the spread of the gospel throughout the world, Ephesians 1:22; Acts 2:41,42; Acts 14:23