What We Believe:
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbal, plenary inspired word of God, the final authority and fully sufficient to instruct in all aspects of faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Peter 3:15-16; Matt 5:18; John 16:12-13).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deut 6:4; 2 Cor 13:13).
The Person and the Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God became man without ceasing to be God, each nature being separate yet coexistent in the same person, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2,14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Rom 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph 1:17; 1 Peter 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our high Priest, he fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Heb 7:25; Heb 9:24; Rom 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).
The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, sharing in every respect the attributes, characteristics and is co-existent in the same essence as God the Father and God the Son, that convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; 2 Cor 3:6; 1 Cor 12:12-14; Rom 8:9; Eph 5:18).
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:22-23, 5:12; Eph 2:1-2, 12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph 2:8-10; John 1:12; Eph 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age (Eph. 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 5:25-27, 1 Cor. 12:12-14, 2 Cor. 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17, Titus 1:5-11, Heb. 10:24)