1. We believe in the verbal inspiration and infallibility of the whole bible as originally written, and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice (2Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21).
2. We believe in the personal, triune God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in Divine perfection. (Matthew 28: 19).
3. We believe in the Genesis account of Creation. (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:3).
4. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 1:20)
5. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ. (John 10:30; John 14:3-11).
6. We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe. Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 2Peter 3:9; lJohn 2:2).
7. We believe that the moment a person repents of his sin and places his faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, he is born again, becomes a child of God, is personally indwelt by the Holy Spirit, receives forgiveness of all his sins and receives eternal life. He is also assured that from the moment of his physical death he will forever be in the presence of Christ, that he will be in the first resurrection and that he will not suffer any punishment in hell or the Lake of Fire, regardless of the degree of his faithfulness to God. This is because he is saved and kept wholly by God's grace, apart from works. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:13-14)
8. We believe that justification is the act of God by which he pronounces every believer in Jesus Christ just, righteous, and fit for heaven. It is not based on any righteousness possessed by the believer, but solely on the perfect, imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. This act of justification places the believer forever into an eternal standing of perfect favor or grace before Almighty God, and frees him from all future possibility of condemnation. (Romans 3:~8; Romans 4:4-8; Romans 5:1-2; lCorinthians 1:29-31; John 3:16-21)
9. We believe that sanctification is the work of God's Holy Spirit by which he makes the believer righteous, through a day by day process, involving the Word, trials, interaction with other believers, etc. this work of perfecting practical holiness in believers' lives will most certainly culminate in their final perfect glorification at the hour of resurrection and transformation, at which time, having received a glorified body, they will be free from the presence of sin. (1 Corinthians 6: 19-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; Jude 24-25)
10. We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ to heaven, and the bodily resurrection of His saints, the believers. (l Corinthians 15; l John 3: 13).
11. We believe in the premilennial second coming of Christ, personal and bodily, as the crowning event of the present, Gentile age. (Acts 1: 10-11; John 14: 1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Revelation 1 :7).
12. We believe in the Bible doctrine of eternal punishment of the finally impenitent, that is, of those who ultimately reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Matthew 25:46; 2Thessalonians 2:9-12).
13. We believe that Jesus Christ established his church during His ministry on earth. We believe that the church is a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers covenanted together to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body, such as associations or conventions, may exercise authority over it. (Matthew 28:18-20; I Timothy 3:15-16).
14. We believe that baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Jesus Christ by a scriptural church. It is declarative in purpose, being the symbol, not the substance, of our relationship with Jesus Christ and our commitment to Him as Lord of our lives. It is a New Testament prerequisite for church membership. (Romans 6:1-5; Acts 2:41-47).
15. We believe that the Lord's Supper is to be observed by the members of the local church as a memorial of the Lord's death until he comes again. (l Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:17-34).
16. We believe that government is ordained by God, and should be respected and obeyed in all things that do not interfere with our faith and practice as defined by our understanding of the Bible. We believe that in a democratic country, such as the USA, we are not only permitted but encouraged to participate actively in the democratic process, always seeking to influence legislation that favors the moral and spiritual values taught by the Bible. (Romans 13: 1-8; Titus 3:1-5)