We believe that the Holy Bible is the verbal and plenary inspired Word of God, and is inerrant in its original manuscripts; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter
(II Timothy 3:15-17, Proverbs 30:5-6)
We believe that there is only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent, perfect Spirit and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver, and Supreme Ruler of the Universe, inexpressibly glorious in holiness and all other perfection’s, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and that these three are equal in every Divine perfection.
(John 4:24, Exodus 15:11, Mark 12:30, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the Son of God, Who pre-existed, and Who, born of the virgin Mary, freely took upon Him man’s nature, yet without sin; honored the Divine law by His perfect obedience, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead bodily, He is now enthroned in heaven, to reign in eternal sovereignty.
(Ephesians 2:8, John 3:16, John 8:58, Philippians 2:6-7, Hebrews 5:8-9, Isaiah 53:4-5, Hebrews 1:8)
We believe that mankind was created by the special act of God. Through the temptation of Satan, he voluntarily sinned and in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, and therefore, under just condemnation to eternal ruin.
(Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:6-24, Romans 5:19, Ephesians 2:13)
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again. We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God. Being deeply convinced of our guilt, we turn away from sin and turn to God in repentance with confession and supplication for mercy. Simultaneously, we heartily receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as the only and all sufficient Savior.
(John 3:3, Mark 1:15, Luke 18:13, Romans 10:9-11)
We believe that sanctification is the progressive process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness. Sanctification is begun in regeneration and is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
(Proverbs 4:18, I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:29, Philippians 2:12-13)
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
(I Corinthians 1:1-13, Acts 2:41-42, I Corinthians 11:2, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 4:7, Matthew 28:20)
We believe that both Christian baptism and the Lord’s Supper are each a memorial, a symbol, and a prophecy. We believe that Christian baptism is immersion in water of a believer; into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior. That it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper; in which the bread and fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying life of Christ.
(Romans 6:3, Acts 8:36-39, Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:41-42, I Corinthians 11:26)