We Believe

That the Bible, consisting of sixty-six books of the Old Testament and New Testament, is the inerrant and complete Word of God, the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Jude 3)

 

That there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22)

 

That the Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18, 3:16; Philippians 2:5-11) 

 

That man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that, as a consequence, all mankind is declared by God to be totally depraved, having inherited a sinful nature and having become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Gen. 1:26-27, 2:16-17, 3:6-19; Romans 3:10-23, 6:23, 7:18, 11:32; Galatians 3:22)

 

That the Lord Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary and complete sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and that only those who believe in Him are saved, and this on the basis of His shed blood. (Romans. 3:24-28; 5:8-10; 1 Timothy. 2:5-6; 1 John 2:1-2)

 

That the Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the same body in which He was crucified; that He ascended into heaven in His resurrected, glorified body and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father as Head of the Church. (John 20:1-19; Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:20-23; Hebrews 1:3)

That both the believer and unbeliever will be resurrected bodily in their own order: the saved unto everlasting bliss; the lost unto everlasting and conscious punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:1-50; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:22)

 

That on the sole condition of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, men are born again by the Holy Spirit; that at regeneration, all believers in this age are indwelt by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption. (Romans 3:24-28; 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Eph. 4:30)

 

That sanctification, which is separation unto God, is threefold: positionally, the believer was sanctified at his conversion by virtue of his union with Christ; progressively, he is continually being sanctified through the Word as he walks in the Spirit, thereby overcoming the lusts of the flesh and producing the fruit of the Spirit; ultimately, he will be completely conformed to the image of Christ when he sees his Savior face to face. (John 17:17; Eph. 5:26; Col. 3:1-4; Heb. 10:14; 1 John 3:1-3)

 

That the Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth personally, visibly and bodily to receive unto Himself the Church, which is His Body. (John 14:3; Acts 1:10-11; Ephesians 1:22-23; Philippians 3:20-21; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews. 9:28)