Doctrinal Statement


WE BELIEVE:

  • The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God; without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life, and conduct.

  • In one God, Creator of all things. Infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • That Jesus Christ, without any change in His eternal deity; became man through conception by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth, that He died on the cross, a perfect and complete sacrifice, for the sins of all men. He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Majesty on High. He is now the High Priest and Advocate for all believers.

  • That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict of sin, to regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ, and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

  • That man was directly created by God in His own image, but fell into sin. The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, can forgiveness and eternal life be obtained.

  • That the atoning death of Jesus Christ, and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only those who receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and are eternally secure, being sealed by Him to the day of redemption.

  • In the personal, per-millennial, return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

  • In the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal punishment.
  • That the church is composed of all who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head.

  • That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

  • That all saved should live according to the revealed will of Scripture in such a way as to honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.