The Holy Bible and only the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths (Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (Genesis 1:26; Exodus 20:2-3; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 3:7-11; I John 5:7; Revelation 4:11).
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1 & 14, 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16).
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; and that He is the agent in the new birth; that He seals, bestows gifts, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer (Genesis 1:1-3; Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17, 26, 16:8-11; Hebrews 9:14).
Jesus Christ was conceived through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:27-35).
We believe in the personality of Satan; that he is the unholy god of this age and the ruler of all the powers of darkness and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 20:10).
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22).
We believe that repentance is a change of mind and purpose toward God prompted by the Holy Spirit. Sin brings death to the soul through eternal punishment and that true repentance cannot be separated from true faith. We believe that the saved are transformed through the work of the Holy Spirit to a new life in Christ (Luke 13:1-3, 15:7; Romans 2:4, 12:1-2).
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God, whereby He declares us to be righteous through faith in Christ Jesus; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the imputation of God’s righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer (Isaiah 53:11; Zechariah 13:1; Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1 & 9, 8:1; II Corinthians 5:18-21).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Hebrews 2:11).
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (John 1:29; Romans 3:10-12 & 23, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9).
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42 & 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12, 14:17 & 23, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters (Romans 1:11, 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; Hebrews 2:4; I Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:11, 20-23; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4).
After living one’s life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and destined for eternity apart from God in a literal place known as Hell (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. We believe in the imminent, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return of Christ for His church; and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without experiencing death; and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the tribulation, the seventieth week of Daniel (Daniel 9:25-27; Matthew 24:29-31, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7, 20:1-4, 6).
We believe that God has ordained the home and marriage to be between one man and one woman. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. We believe that any form of sexual perversion (homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest) or any form of sexual practices clearly stated as sinful in the Scriptures (fornication, adultery, pornography) are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex and intimacy. We believe that God created the gender of each baby and that each child should be raised in the “grace and admonition” of the Lord to the identity that they have in Christ as a human being, as well as a believer. Attempts to alter one’s gender by appearance or surgery are not in agreement with God’s Creation and are sinful (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-25, 19:5,13, 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29, 7:2; I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, 7:10; Ephesians 5:21-33; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4).
God commanded tithes (ten percent) and offerings (above the tithe) in the Old Testament and Jesus Christ endorsed it in the Gospels. We believe the New Testament teaches grace-giving, that a man gives cheerfully and wonderfully above His tithe to the work of the ministry and needs of the believers (Genesis 14:20; Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:21; Deuteronomy 14:23 & 28; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23; I Corinthians 16:2).
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that leaders are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Exodus 18:21-22; II Samuel 23:3; Acts 23:5; Romans 13:17).