We accept the Bible as God’s revelation of truth to man. It was inspired by the Holy Spirit completely and without error. It is our sole authority for faith and practice.
We believe the Bible teaches there is one God who is eternal, self-existing, holy, all powerful, all knowing, everywhere present, good, just, truthful, merciful and loving. God is partially revealed in nature and fully revealed in Jesus Christ. The Bible reveals God as a Trinity; one essence and three persons.
We worship God our Father who is not willing that any should perish, but that all should be saved.
We worship God the Son who has always existed along with the Father and the Spirit. We believe that Christ took upon Himself a human body and was born of the virgin Mary. We believe He lived a sinless life and died for the sins of the world. He rose from the dead and ascended back to Heaven where He intercedes for us.
We worship God the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin and enables sinners to repent and believe the gospel. He brings salvation to the believer and leads him into all truth.
We believe the Bible teaches man is sinful by nature and is in need of salvation. We must repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. We are forgiven by the grace of God in response to our faith in Christ. We are also brought to spiritual life by the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit brings assurance to our hearts that we have been adopted into the family of God and His abiding presence enables us to live with victory over willful sin. As we cooperate with the Holy Spirit we have security in Christ.
We believe the Bible teaches Christians are to be separate from the world. Our philosophy, priorities, attitudes, conversation, entertainment, and appearance should be in conformity to God’s standard. We will often be out of conformity with the world.
We believe the Bible commands all believers to be baptized in water as an outward testimony of salvation. We further believe that all Christians are exhorted to participate in the Lord’s Supper.
We believe the Bible teaches one universal church composed of all who are genuinely saved. Christ is the head of the church and through His power the church is triumphant over the world, the flesh, and the devil.
We further believe that every believer should participate in a local congregation. Under Christ we recognize the offices of pastor and deacon in the local church.
We believe the Bible promises complete cleansing from the inner nature of sin enabling us to love God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves. This work of the Holy Spirit is referred to as entire sanctification or Christian holiness and this deeper relationship with God is possible in this life because of the provision of Christ.
We believe the Bible promises a literal return of Jesus Christ. All men will be resurrected, all men will be judged and the sinner will be forever punished in hell while the Christian will be forever praising God in heaven.