The sole basis of our belief system and worldview is the Bible. We believe that Scripture, in its entirety, originated with God and that it was given to us through the instrumentality of chosen men. We hold that Scripture is infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts.
We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.
Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity, who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all mankind by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
We believe that salvation is a gift received only by a personal trust in Jesus Christ, who was man’s substitute for sin. This gift of unmerited grace is given by God without regard to human works or goodness. All those who accept this gift by simple faith are eternally secure in Him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and make the saving work of Christ available to men. He convicts sinners of their need Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, imparts new life to them, and seals them until the day of redemption. Each believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit. In so doing, his faith will be manifested in works pleasing to God.
We believe the Scripture calls believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of God’s Word, the observance of baptism and Communion as the sacraments established by Jesus Christ, fellowship with one another, and outreach to the world.
We believe that man was originally created in the image of God but fell into sin through disobedience to a divine command, bringing all mankind under condemnation. Man’s nature, therefore, is such that he is totally unable to please God. Unbelievers will be separated from God into eternal condemnation. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.