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The Scriptures

We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God." (2 Timothy
3:16) We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired in that
holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21) to write the
very words of Scripture. We believe that this divine inspiration extends
equally and fully to all parts of Scripture as it appeared in the original
manuscripts. We believe that the whole Bible in the originals is therefore
without error. We believe that all the Scriptures center about the Lord
Jesus Christ in His person and work, in His first and Second Coming, and
hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read or
understood until it leads to Him. We also believe that all Scripture was
designed for our practical instruction.
(Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy

The Triune Godhead

We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer,
and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal, unchangeable, and is
revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God The Father: God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with
providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and
all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed,
to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will
deliver them into the Father's hands.
(Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7;
Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 4:6)

God The Son: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God,
became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy
Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem
sinful man. This redemption He accomplished by voluntarily giving Himself as
a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God's
righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of
that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave,
He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf
of those who trust Him.
(Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26, 8:34)

God The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person
who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and judgment), that He alone
brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or
places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ;
that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final
redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, fills (controls) those who
are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to life so in the power of the
indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will
bear fruit to the glory of God.
(John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30;


We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God. We
believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by
direct act.
(Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17)


Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost.
This is true of all men, and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10, 23)

The Devil - Satan

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the reason of the
fall of man, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal punishment in the
lake of fire.
(Matthew 4:1-3; Acts 5:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)

Atonement For Sin

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the
Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe on Him
are redeemed by His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the
crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His ascension into heaven; He
is our High Priest and Advocate.
(John 1:1-3, 14; 3:1-7; Hebrews 10:4-14; 1 John 2:2)


We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace. It cannot be gained or
made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who
put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who so
trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God
by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9)

The Christian Walk

We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the
flesh but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling
Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh is
never eradicated in this life, and the individual chooses to keep the flesh
in subjection to Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit or it
will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord.
(Romans 6:11-13; 8:2, 4, 12-13; Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 4:22-24;
Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7; 3:5-9)

The Great Commission

Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian's duty and privilege to seek
the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission and to minister in His name to
a needy world. We are to be instruments of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit
ministers redemption and reconciliation in the world.
(Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)