We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, without error by which we understand the whole Bible, and is inspired in the sense that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture.
We believe there is one triune God, eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit; these three are one in essence, but distinct in person and function.
SALVATION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST
We believe that salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature, and eternal life, is a free gift from God. This gift is received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. It is given by God’s grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership, or any other means.
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and that He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, was crucified, and died to pay the penalty for our sins. By His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once and for all time. He was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He reigns as the Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming again, bodily and visibly, to the earth to set up His Kingdom.
THE GREAT COMMISSION
We believe that it is the explicit message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved that they are sent forth by Him into the world even as He was sent forth of His Father into the world. We believe that after they are saved, they are divinely reckoned to be related to this world as strangers and pilgrims, ambassadors and witnesses, and that their primary purpose in life should be to make Christ known to the whole world.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all Divine attributes. He indwells all believers and baptizes them all at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls all true believers and empowers them to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sins, and submission to Him.