The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God written without error, so it is our only sure source of knowledge about God and His plans, and is our absolute guide for doctrinal teaching and godly living. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)


God

We worship and serve the only One True God who revealed Himself in the Bible as three persons sharing one indivisible essence in the mystery of the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20)


Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God, being fully God and fully man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life but suffered and died in the place of sinful man, was buried and resurrected, ascended bodily into heaven, and is preparing to return bodily in glory to earth a second time. (John 1:1-14; 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Philippians 2:5-11)


The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God who is actively at work in the world. He dwells permanently in every Christian, helps us to pray, equips, and empowers us to serve God, strengthens and molds us to be more like Christ, and protects us to guarantee our eternal life. (Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:14-16, 26)

We believe that the sign gifts, especially speaking in tongues and miracle healing, were given to authenticate the Apostles’ message and establish the early church. (2 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 13:10-11)

We believe in the Holy Spirit’s role in divine revelation given to the writers of the Old and New Testaments. With the completion of the Bible, divine revelation to add to the word of God has ceased. (1 Corinthians 13:8)

We believe that God is sovereign and still moves in miracles, signs such as tongues, healing, or special revelation if He so pleases especially where the gospel is forbidden or unavailable. (1 Corinthians 14:21-22)


Angels

Angels are innumerable and unseen creatures who serve the causes of God and His people. Satan and demons are fallen angels who promote wickedness and oppose God’s purposes, doomed and awaiting their final judgment. (Isaiah 14:12-17; Hebrews 1:6-14)


Man

God created man, male and female, in His image. Man was originally sinless but through Adam, all mankind sinned, became condemned, separated from God, and rendered totally unable to gain God’s favor of forgiveness and eternal life. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-14)


Salvation

Salvation is God’s act of forgiving sins, reconciling people to Himself, and giving a new nature and eternal life to those who put their trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is not a reward for good works but a free gift of God received by grace through faith in Christ alone and secured eternally by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13-14; 2:1-10; 1 John 5:11-13)


The Church

The church is the universal Body of Christ consisting of all born again Christians united by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. A member of a local church must have undergone baptism by immersion, participate in Communion, and help fulfil the church mission to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 12:13)


The End Times

Jesus Christ will come again to reign on earth and to reward God’s people with life with Him forever in the new heaven and earth and to judge unbelievers with eternal separation from God and suffering in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:1-4; 21:6-8)


Civil Gov’t and Society

We uphold the separation of the church and state and we affirm the Christian duty to honor and to pray for those in government authority, to pay taxes, and to promote the general welfare of society. (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2)