We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God as its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore all scripture is totally true and trustworthy.
Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17
We believe there is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite and perfect in all His attributes. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence and obedience. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Gen. 1:1; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Isaiah 48:12; Hebrews 11:6; John 5:26; 1 Timothy 1:17; Galatians 4:6; Matthew 28:19
God The Father
We believe God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures , and the flow of human history according to the purpose of His will. He is all powerful, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalms 19:1-3; Matthew 6:9; 7:11; 23:9; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7
God The Son
We believe that Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus' substitutionary death on the cross made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples. He ascended into heaven and He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.
Genesis 18:1; Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 11:27; Mark 1:1; 3:11; Luke 1:35; 4:41; 22:70; John 1:1-18; Romans 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Titus 2:13-14; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16
God The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of God to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts mankind of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement. He calls men to the Savior, effects regeneration and indwells the believer. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the Church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 1:18; 3:16; 4:1; Mark 1:10,12; Luke 1:35; 4:1, 18-19; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 1:10
We believe man is the creation of God, made in His own image, and is the crowning work of his creation. Man transgressed the command of God and brought sin into the human race. In this act, man fell from his original innocence and inherited a nature and an environment inclined toward sin.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17: 26-31; Romans 1: 19-32; Ephesians 2: 1-22; Colossians 1:21-22
We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by the sacrifice of His own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14; 29; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; James 2:14-26; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5
Evangelism and Missions
We believe it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. It is the duty of every child of God to constantly seek to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness, a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 9:37-38; 10:5-15; 13:18-30; Luke 10:1-18; 24:46-53; John 14:11-12; 15: 7-8; Acts 1:8; 8:26-40; 10:42-48; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 3:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 11:39-12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 22:17