We believe that divinely inspired men wrote the Holy Bible. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
There is one, and only one, living and true God; an intelligent spiritual, and personal Being; the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe; infinite in holiness and all other perfection, to whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. He is revealed to us as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, eternally existent, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit without a human after, born of a virgin, and is God and truly man.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who is the divine interpreter of God's Word; who convicts the world of sin and righteousness, and of judgment; who regenerates and indwells every true believer, testifying of Christ, energizing, enlightening, and constraining in the way of holiness.
The Fall of Man
We believe, according to the teachings of Scripture, that man was created a moral being in the image of God after His likeness, but man, by voluntary transgression, fell from his original sinless state. In consequence, the whole human race was involved in guilt, making all mankind now sinners, depraved in nature, spiritually dead, subject to the powers of evil, void of holiness, positively inclined to evil, and hopeless apart from divine grace.
The Resurrection of Christ
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Christ; that this body, which was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, was a literal body consisting of flesh and bones; that He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God as the believer's High Priest and Advocate.
The Way of Salvation
We believe that personal salvation, according to the Scriptures, is wholly by grace through faith, plus nothing. This salvation of the underserving sinner is based upon the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, who became the sinner's substitute before God, shed His blood, and died a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
The Security of the Believer
We believe that all born-again persons are eternally secure in Christ, since the Scriptures teach that our justification before God rests alone upon the finished work of Christ.
We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, is composed of all those who have tre faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that the local Church assembly is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by the covenant of Christ, the true head of the Church. The ordinances of Christ are baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.
The Obligation to Holiness
We believe that all believers in the Lord Jesus Chirst are called into a life of separation from the world, to which they have been crucified by the death of Christ. A believer should abstain from worldly lust and such practices and habits as will retard spiritual growth or cause others to stumble and thus bring reproach upon the cross of Christ. The believer is called upon to walk worthily, keeping himself unspotted from the world, zealous of good works.
The Evangelization of the World
We believe in the evangelization of the world, placing emphasis upon the task of reaching the individual with the gospel and its implications, and that no humanitarian or philanthropic schemes may be substituted fro the preaching of the cross of Christ.
We believe in accepting the literal teachings of the Word. "When the plain sense of the scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense." Therefore, every declaration is to be taken in its primary, ordinary, literal, and its most obvious meaning, unless the facts of the context and well-defined laws of language clearly indicate the terms to be symbolic or figurative, not literal. Whatever is not literal must be explained in the light of other passages that are literal.
We believe in the Genesis account of a literal six-day period of creation, which teaches that all things found their origin in God who instantaneously created by His own fiat every living thing after its kind.
Return of Christ
Rapture: We believe the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the coming of the Lord in the air to receive to Himself, into Heaven, both His own who are alive at His coming and all who have fallen asleep in Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17) (John 14:1-3).
Tribulation: We believe the period know as tribulation will follow the rapture of the Church. The tribulation is the fulfillment of Israel's seventieth week (Daniel 9:27). It is a time of God's judgment on the earth. The last half of the tribulation period is called the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21).
We believe the period of great tribulation will be climaxed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth as He went, in person with power and great glory, to introduce the millennial age during which Satan is bound and the saints reign with Christ for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-4).
We believe in the reality of the person of Satan, "that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the world."
Righteous Dead: We believe that the souls of those who trusted in Christ for salvation will, at death, go immediately into His presence. There they will remain in conscious bliss until the day of resurrection of the righteous dead at the second coming when should and body shall be reunited.
Unrighteous Dead: We believe that the souls of the lost remain after death in conscious misery until the final judgment, the Great White Throe Judgment. Then the soul and body will be reunited in resurrection to be arraigned before God in judgment and then cast "into the lake of fire which is the second death," to be "punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power."