1. Concerning the Scriptures
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written were God-breathed, both verbally and in every part.
2. Concerning the True God
We believe in one God, the Creator of all things; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. Concerning the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died vicariously, rose from the dead, ascended bodily into heaven, and is coming again to rapture His saints and establish His kingdom. The rapture of His church is imminent and will be personal, pretribulational, and premillennial.
4. Concerning the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son and of the same nature. We believe there is a distinction between the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and His ministry in the New Testament. We believe the Bible does not support the authenticity of the sign gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles and healing for today. Needless to say, apart from these gifts, God can do the miraculous according to His sovereign purposes. That is why we pray according to His will.
5. Concerning Mankind
We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created by a direct act of God and not from a previously existing form of life. By voluntary transgression he fell from his state of innocence; consequently; all men are now sinners by nature and choice.
6. Concerning Salvation
We believe the Scriptures teach that salvation of sinners is divinely initiated, wholly of grace, and accomplished only through the mediatorial work of the Son of God.
7. Concerning the Church
We believe the Scriptures teach that the Church of Jesus Christ, distinct from Israel in the Old Testament, was inaugurated at Pentecost and must be considered in two aspects: the local church and “the church which is His body.”
8. Concerning Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe the Scriptures teach that baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to show his identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes.
9. Concerning the Eternal State
We believe the Scriptures teach the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. Believers by faith in Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God, unbelievers in everlasting punishment.
10. Concerning Satan
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is a personal devil who is the “god of this age” and the “prince of the power of the air.”
11. Concerning Separation
We believe the Scriptures teach that every believer should be separated unto God and from worldliness and by the aid of the Holy Spirit should walk in Christian love and holiness. Also, we believe the Scriptures teach the believer should be separated from apostasy as exemplified in ecclesiastic organizations which include liberals and those who sanction theological compromise.