We believe that the Bible is the infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God. We believe that it reveals all things that are necessary to salvation, life and godliness, and that it is a final and closed revelation, consisting of the sixty-six books of Holy Scripture.
(1 Thess 2:13; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Peter 2:2-4)
We believe that there is only one true and living God, eternally existing in a Trinity of persons-God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that these three persons are one in substance, power, and eternity; each possessing fullness of the divine essence and yet this essence is undivided.
(Col 2:8-10; Acts 5:1-4, Deut 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; 45:21-23)
We believe that God is infinite in being and perfection. We believe that He is all powerful, all knowing, and present in all places at all times. We believe that He is absolutely sovereign over all His works, and that He orders all things according to the counsel of His own wise, immutable, and righteous will for His own glory This sovereignty extends not only to inanimate creation, but to all living things as well, and is the ultimate determiner of each creature's destiny.
(Eph 1:3-11; Rom 9:6-23)
We believe that God is self-existent and self-sufficient. That is, He needs nothing from His creation to exist or to continue to exist. On the contrary; He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things both seen and unseen.
(Ex 3:13-14; Col 1:15-17)
He is loving, gracious, merciful and longsuffering, forgiving sin and transgression. Yet He is also infinitely just and holy.
In His sight all things are open and manifest. His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent of the creature; so that nothing to Him is contingent or uncertain. He is holy in all His counsels, works, and commands. To Him is due, from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them.
(Isaiah 46:9-11, Rev 4:8-11)
We believe in both the full deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ, that He was truly God manifest in human flesh. (John 1:1, 14; Phil 2:5-11; Col 2:8-10)
- In His virgin birth
- In His sinless life
- In His vicarious and atoning death for our sin
- In His burial and resurrection
- In His ascension to the right hand of the Father
- In His personal, physical, and future return to earth to rule in righteousness and to inaugurate the New Heavens and New Earth.
- (Luke 1:26-38; Heb 7:26; Rom 3:25; Matt 28:5-7; Acts 1:9-11, Rev 19-22)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is both a person and that He is fully God, being the third member of the blessed Trinity.
(Acts 5:1-4; Matt 28:19; John 14:15-21)
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, to regenerate sinners, baptize them into Christ, and to seal them until the day of redemption. We believe that He is our Guide, our Comforter, and our Instructor in the things of God.
(John 16:7-15, Titus 3:5; 1 Cor 12:13, Eph 1:13-14, John 14:15-20)
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every true believer. We believe that this indwelling at once unites us with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, and results in the imputation of Christ's righteousness, as well as the experience of the new birth.
(Eph 1:12-14, 1 Cor 6:17, 12:13; Rom 6:4-5; 1 Peter 1:3)