We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and that God has revealed Himself through the Scriptures, in both the Old and the New Testament. We accept the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, as our inerrant guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine in the life of the believer. This guidance is eternal and has not changed with time or culture.
God is the Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again in victory over sin, death, and Hell. Jesus will return again, just as He said.
The Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, He is the promise of Jesus Christ, sent by the Father, to empower the Church to be a witness of Christ throughout the whole earth. Just as at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit today empowers believers to do the work of the ministry, fills the believer with power from on high, empowers to speak in other tongues, and releases Spiritual gifts to the Church.
The Church is the Body of Christ. Through His Body, Jesus is still at work in the earth today. Every person who is born again is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. The Church has been given the authority and responsibility to bring help, hope, and healing to the world through the preaching of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the discipling of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that without Christ all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. We believe that in order to receive forgiveness of sin and the ‘new birth’ of salvation, resulting in eternal life, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and confess Him as Lord, receiving his free gift of righteousness. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God commands us to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is not a means of salvation, but is a physical expression of being born again to new life in Christ.
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Biblical teaching of sanctification as a definite, ongoing work as one cooperates with the grace of God, beginning when one is born again, and continuing until the completion of salvation upon Christ’s return. Sanctification is the process of being transformed into the image of Christ.
We believe that God’s healing is for the physical, mental and emotional parts of mankind. It is wrought by the power of God and received by faith. It has been provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in God’s presence and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment, eternally separated from God.
1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.
We believe God’s plan is for human sexuality to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complement each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that Biblical marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
The Value of Life
We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.