CONCERNING THE SCRIPTURES
We believe in the verbal, plenary (full) inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. We believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:16–17).
We believe there is one God eternally existent in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7).
CONCERNING JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His shed blood for the atonement of sin, His bodily resurrection, and His bodily ascension into Heaven to be our Intercessor (John 1:1; John 10:30; Matthew 1:21–23; Hebrews 10:10; Luke 24:39; Acts 1:10–11; Hebrews 7:25).
CONCERNING THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN
We believe that God created man in His own image and that man came into the world by direct creation of God and not by the process of evolution. We believe that man was created in innocence, but that by voluntary transgression he fell. We believe that all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost and have within themselves no possible means of salvation (Genesis 1:26–28; John 3:18–19).
We believe that salvation is by the grace of God apart from the works of man–the conditions are repentance and faith (Ephesians 2:8–9; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 6:1).
We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).
We believe in the existence and personality of Satan (Job 1:6–7; 1 Peter 5:8).
CONCERNING THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the visible, personal, pre-tribulational, pre–millennial return of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:10, 11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17).
CONCERNING HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe in the everlasting conscious punishment of the wicked in Hell and the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saints in Heaven (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11–15).
CONCERNING THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that the local church is a group of born-again, baptized believers joined together for the purpose of carrying out the great commission (Matthew 28:19–20).
CONCERNING THE ORDINANCES
We believe that the two Scriptural ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion of believers only, and the Lord’s Supper to be partaken by obedient Christians (Acts 8:37–39; 1 Corinthians 11:23–24).
CONCERNING THE FREENESS OF SALVATION
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. This rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation (John 5:39–40; 3:18–19; 1 Timothy 2:3–4).
CONCERNING THE SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER
We believe the Scriptures teach “once saved, always saved,” but that this does not mean the believer has the freedom to live as he pleases. We believe that all who are genuinely saved will live a life which distinguishes them from the world because they are kept by the power of God unto salvation (John 10:27–29; Romans 8; 1 Peter 1:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17–18).
CONCERNING BIBLICAL SEPARATION
- From Sin: Each born–again Christian has been called to holiness and godly living for fruitful service before the Lord (Romans 12:1–3).
- From Religious Modernism and Apostasy: We recognize that we are in the “last days” before the Lord’s return and are, therefore, engaged in a great spiritual struggle (Ephesians 6:10–18).