A. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the completed, verbally inspired Word of God in its original writings. These words being breathed by God are, therefore, inerrant in all they teach regarding God and man, and in all they claim historically. The written Word of God is infallible and is altogether sufficient as the supreme and final authority over mankind's faith and life. II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21.
B. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Exodus 20:2, 3; I Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11; I John 5:7.
C. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is the true God and true man. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18- 25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14.
D. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death that separates man from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. In the case of those who reach moral responsibility, they become sinners in thought, word, and deed. Genesis 3:1-6, 24; Romans 1:18, 32; 3:10-19; 5:19.
E. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:24, 25; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7; I John 4:10; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:14; Acts 15:11.
F. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. Acts 1:9- 11; Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 12:2; I Timothy 2:5; I John 2:1; Hebrews 5:9, 10.
G. We believe that those who are convicted of sin, repent, and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit; and thereby become children of God: that they are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit and are so secured unto the day of redemption of the body. John 1:12; 10:28, 29; Acts 16:31; 17:30; 20:21; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:35-39; Ephesians 1:13, 14; Luke 13:3-5; 24:44-49.
H. We believe that the church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost, is composed of believers, is the body and bride of our Lord, is distinct from Israel, and that its business is to complete itself through the winning of lost souls to Christ. Acts 2:41, 42; 15:13-18; I Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 4:11; 5:22-33.
I. We believe in “that blessed hope” the personal and imminent coming of our Lord in the air for His saints. We believe in the personal, visible, and glorious return of Christ to the Earth with His saints. John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16; James 5:8; Hebrews 9:28.
J. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and everlasting punishment of the lost. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:42-44; Matthew 25:34, 41; John 5:25-29; 8:21.
K. We believe that Satan, a fallen angel, is the god of this age; the adversary of Christ and His church; and that his destiny is eternal punishment in the “lake of fire”. Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10.
L. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death till He comes. We believe that water baptism by immersion is an ordinance for testimony, portraying the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Acts 8:36-39; John 3:23; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-28.