The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15-17)

God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 14:26; Mark 3:21-22; Ephesians 4:4-6)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the world’s only savior. We acknowledge His incarnation, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death, His physical burial, and His bodily resurrection. We believe Jesus Christ will return in a personal and visible form. (John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 4:15; Acts 1:11; Acts 2:22-24; I Corinthians 15:3-4)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Whose indwelling at salvation enables the Christian to live a godly life. (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16-18; Romans 8:9)

Man

We believe that man, in his natural state, is a sinner: lost, undone, without hope, and without God. (Romans 3:19-23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-2, 12)

Salvation

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ alone result in being born again by the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

Baptism of/in the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father that Jesus told His followers to wait for, and it was given at Pentecost. It was sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:17-18; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:38; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 11:15-17; Acts 19:1-6)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to desire earnestly the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Romans 1:11; Romans 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-31; I Corinthians 14:1-40; Ephesians 4:7-16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:5-6; Hebrews 2:3,4; I Peter 4:10)

The Church

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. It is the responsibility of the church to obey Christ’s great commission to reach the whole world with the whole gospel. (Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22,23)

Ordinances

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the ordinances to be practiced by Christians in accordance with the Word of God as revealed through the Bible. (Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15-18; Acts 2:37-41; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:36-39; Acts 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16-17 ; I Corinthians 11:23-32)

Resurrection of Man

We believe that there is existence beyond physical death for believers and non-believers—that all will be resurrected, the saved unto eternal life in the presence of God and the lost unto damnation and eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15; I Corinthians 15:51-57)

Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. (Matthew 24:30,31; Matthew 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)