The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the written and inspired Word of God, authoritative and without error in the original manuscripts. We further believe that the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are designed for our practical instruction in faith and conduct.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit– and that these three are one God.
(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3,14:9-12,26)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of man’s sin and disobedience, mankind was alienated from God. We further believe that the entire human race now shares in man’s lost and depraved nature, and that only through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord can this alienation be removed.
(Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23-24, 5:18-19; Ephesians 2:3-5)
The Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ
(Luke 1:30- 35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:15)
(Romans 3:23-31; I Corinthians 15:1-3; II Corinthians 5:14-19; Hebrews 10:5-18)
We believe that He arose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died, and that His resurrected body is the pattern of the body which ultimately will be given to all believers.
(John 20:19-20; Philippians 3:20-21)
(Mark 16:19; Ephesians 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:3- 4)
(Ephesians 1:22-23; Philippians 2:6-11; I Timothy 2:3-6; I John 2:1- 2)
The Holy Spirit
(Matt. 3:11; John 1:33; I Corinthians 12:13; Rom. 8:14-27)
(Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16-25)
(Acts 1:8, 2:4, 4:8, 31)
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 3:10, 4:8, 4:31, 5:3-4, 20:27; I Corinthians 12:2-6; Romans 5:5 and 8:9-11; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 5:18)
(Ephesians 4:7-12; Galatians 3:26-28)
We believe in the perpetuity and continuing ecclesiastical value of all spiritual gifts until the end of this church age, which is consummated by the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the exercise or use of any spiritual gift must be done in accordance with Scriptural principles and under the oversight of the local church.
(Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-12)
The Personality of Satan
(Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 2:13-15; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10)
We believe in the authority of the believer, through our Lord Jesus Christ, over the enemy, Satan, and the victory to be gained by the exercise of that authority where Satan and sin seeks to oppress believers.
(Acts 10:38; Ephesians 1:18-21; 6:10-18; 1 John 2:16)
(John 3:7, 18; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 2:4-9; Romans 4:4-5, 6:23, 10:9-10, 13)
We believe that upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the believer passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life and into fellowship with God.
(John 1:12, 5:24; I Corinthians 1:9)
(John 10:28-29; Romans 3:21-24, 8:35-39; Galatians 2:15-16; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:4- 5, 8-9; II Timothy 2:11-13)
We further believe that the Bible does not teach unconditional security. The condition to our security is that we must truly be saved. Someone who claims to be saved, yet lives a life of continual, habitual sin is like the person Paul warned Jude about in Jude 1:4 “They are godless men, who change the grace of God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” The person who lives like that is not saved and is living with a sense of false security.
(Romans 6:1-2; Hebrews 6:4-8; 1 John 3:6)