We believe...

1. That there is one God, who is infinitely perfect and exists eternally in three persons:  the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 5:48; Matthew 28:19)


2. That Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.  That He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  That He died upon the cross – the Just for the unjust – as a substitutionary sacrifice.  That all who believe in Him are justified based upon His shed blood.  That He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.  That He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.  That He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.  (Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 1:36-38; I Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:9; Acts 2:23-24; Hebrews 8:1; Matthew 26:24)


3. That the Holy Spirit is a divine person sent to dwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,  and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  (John 14:15-18; John 16:13; Acts 1:9; John 16:7-11)


4. That the Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men.  That they constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.  (1 Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:15-16)


5. That Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God.  That he fell through disobedience, thereby incurring both physical and spiritual death.  That all are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  That those who are unrepentant and unbelieving will exist forever in conscious torment; and that those who believe in Christ will taste everlasting joy and bliss.  Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; I Corinthians15:20-23; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 21:1-4)


6. That salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.  (Titus 3:4-7)


7. That it is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.  That this is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.  (I Thessalonians 5:23; Acts 1:8; Romans 6:1-14)


8. That provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.  That prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.  (Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:13-16)

9. That the Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit.  That Christ is the Head of the Body – the Church – which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.  That the local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God; for edification through the Word of God; and for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  (Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47)


10. That there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust:  for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.  (I Corinthians 15:20-23; John 5:28-29)


11. That the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent, and it will be personal, visible, and pre-millennial.  This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.  (Hebrews 10:37; Luke 21:27; Titus 2:11-14)