Statement of Faith

  1. The sixty–six books of the Old and New Testament Scripture alone are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original text, and they alone are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
  2. There is one God who is Creator of heaven and earth, who is infinite Spirit, light, love, and truth, eternal, almighty, infallible in all things, including His foreknowledge of all future events as well as all free choices; He is unchangeable, all wise, just, and holy; the triune God eternally exists in one essence and three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. The special creation of the entire space–time universe and of every basic form of life occurred in the six historic days of the Genesis creation record. The biblical record contains historical events, including the special creation of Adam and Eve as the literal progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on the creation, the worldwide flood, and the origin of nations and diverse languages at the tower of Babel.
  4. Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity, the Eternal Word manifested in the flesh. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and He is true God and true man, having two distinct natures co–joined in one Person.
  5. The Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of every human being and thus offers salvation as a free gift based on grace alone.
  6. The Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the same physical body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died, and His resurrection body is the pattern of that body which will be given to all believers at the return of Christ.
  7. The Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven in the same glorified physical body in which He arose, was seated at His Father’s right hand, assuring us of the perfection of His work of redemption, and He now, as Head over all things to the Church, is engaged on behalf of the saved as their only Advocate.
  8. There will be a personal, imminent, and premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones followed by His millennial reign on earth.
  9. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God, and he fell through sin; as a consequence of his sin, he became dead in trespasses and sins, and he became subject to the power of the devil. This spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire human race, the Man Christ Jesus alone being excepted; and hence every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature which is totally corrupt.
  10. Only those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior on the condition of faith alone, apart from all good works, are thereby born again of the Holy Spirit, are justified once and for all, and have become children of God.
  11. The Holy Spirit, being the Third Person of the Godhead, convicts men of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and sets believers apart to a holy life; He keeps and empowers believers day by day. He is the Teacher of the Word of God through which He guides us in our daily lives.
  12. There is eternal security and everlasting blessedness for the saved and eternal conscious punishment for the lost.
  13. The Lord Jesus Christ instituted only two ordinances: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed until He comes. Water baptism is not necessary for salvation but is an outward symbol of salvation and a sign of our obedience to Him.
  14. The universal Church of Jesus Christ is composed of those who have been redeemed and washed in His blood, regenerated and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and they are saved to worship and to serve; it is the responsibility and privilege of all who are saved to seek to win others to Christ, to the “uttermost part of the earth”; they should seek to live a holy life, to separate themselves from and forsake all that might dishonor God, cast discredit on His cause, or weaken their testimony.
  15. There is a personal devil, a being of great cunning and power, who is “the prince and the power of the air,” “the prince of this world,” and “the god of this age.” He can exert vast power but only as far as God permits him to do so; he shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night forever.