We believe there is only one true God who is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three distinct persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). These three are co-equal and are one God. We believe God created everything for His glory. (Mt. 28:19; Gen. 1:1; Heb. 1:1-13; Acts 5:3-4; Jn. 10:30)
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary and that He is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father. He is eternally sinless and He died on the cross in order to suffer God’s just punishment against sin and sinners. We believe He physically rose from the dead in order to conquer sin and prove His divinity. He alone is the mediator between God and people, and the only way to reconciliation with God. (Isa. 7:14; Matt:1:18-25; Jn. 1:14; I Tim 2:5; Phil 2:5-8)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is active today convicting men of sin, drawing unbelievers to God, bestowing spiritual gifts upon believers, and indwelling and filling the believer for the purpose of enabling him for power, godliness, boldness, and ministry. (Jn. 14:16-17; 16:7-12; 1 Cor 12; Rom 12; Eph 5:18; Eph. 1:13-14)
We believe people are a special creation of God and are uniquely different from all of God’s creation, for humans alone are created in the “image of God.” Humans were created to glorify God and fellowship with Him, but because of sin, this fellowship was broken. As a result, all of us are sinners by nature and choice. Without Christ’s forgiveness, unrepentant sinners will suffer for all of life and eternity apart from God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rm. 3:10; 5:12; Eph 2:1-3; Mat 25:46)
We believe salvation is a miraculous work of God and is a free gift of His grace. It cannot be earned through self improvement or good works. It is only by repenting of sin and trusting in Jesus Christ that anyone can be saved from the penalty of sin and the wrath of God. When we turn from sin and believe in Christ, embracing what He did on the cross for us, we are saved. (Mark 1:15; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 5:9; Jn. 1:11-13; I Cor. 12:13; Col. 1:18)
We believe that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the 66 books of the Bible were inspired in the sense that holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. We believe that the whole Bible, in the original manuscripts, is therefore without error, and that all the Scriptures were designed for our practical instruction and theological doctrine. (Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16; 26:22–23; 28:23; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:13; 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).