We believe the Bible, consisting of 66 books of the Old and New Testament, is God's Word to all mankind. We believe that the Scriptures were verbally inspired in the original manuscripts, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is thereby truth without error. We believe that it is God's complete written revelation to man, that He has preserved His Word through the ages, and that it is the only standard by which all human conduct, creed, faith, practice, and fellowship should be tried.
We believe there is One and only One true and living God who is the Creator and Ruler over all the universe and eternally exists. We believe that there is indivisible unity in the God Head, yet He expresses Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection while executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We believe the Father is an infinite spirit, co-equal with the Son and the Holy Spirit, eternal and unchangeable in all of His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. He is the Creator and Giver of life and has sovereign authority over all created beings.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He is both God the Son and the Son of God, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He eternally exists, and yet was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life here on earth, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind by dying on the cross. After three days, He arose bodily from the dead victorious over sin and death, securing redemption for all who would believe. He ascended bodily to heaven and His return is imminent to rapture the church prior to the final events of history including the tribulation on earth, His second coming, His millennial reign, and the Great White throne judgment.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, eternal in existence, co-equal with the Father and the Son, and the same in nature. We believe that He is present in the world to restrain the evil one so that God's purposes can be fulfilled and to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. We believe He is the agent in the new birth, that He lives within every believer from the moment of salvation and that He secures each one until the final day. He is actively involved in the life of every Christian, providing the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance to do right as each seek to live under His control daily.
We believe we are all created in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character and are the supreme object of His creation to bring Him glory. Though created in innocence, mankind fell from sinlessness by voluntary transgression of the law of his Maker. Consequently, all mankind are totally depraved and inclined toward evil by choice, therefore under just condemnation and separated from God. Because of the sin, salvation is only possible through the gracious and merciful intervention of God through Jesus Christ.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is a gracious, free gift of God to mankind which no one deserves or can ever earn. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin's penalty and, thereby, have eternal life. We believe biblical saving faith includes believing in one's heart that Jesus is Lord, that He voluntarily took our place to pay the just penalty for our sin, and that His death and resurrection made deliverance from our sin possible upon repentance. Eternal life begins the moment we place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and therefore, we are eternally secure in Him.
We believe we were all created to exist forever and will so, either eternally separated from God because of sin in hell, or in eternal union with God by salvation through Christ in Heaven.