We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture. The Bible is therefore without error (inerrant) in its original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of Whom is fully and equally God; possesses all of the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:14; 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace. Salvation is effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man’s works or personal merit. Salvation is only appropriated by a person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ. Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a part of but not separate from believing faith. “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God, are a new creation in Christ, and “are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption”, being kept by the power of God (Ephesians 1:7, 13-14; John 1:12-13; 3:1-7, 14-16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 1:16; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 8:14-17, 31-39; John 10:27-29; 14:6; Acts 26:20; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the Head and whose members are those who have received Christ by faith. The local church is a tangible expression of the Body of Christ in a particular location. Since all members of the body of Christ are united in Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love, harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose, never doing anything to cause disunity or hinder the ministry. The purpose of the Church is to make Christ known to lost men, to make disciples, and glorify God on earth (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:1-6, 4:12-16; Mt. 28:18-20; John 17; Colossians 1:24-29).
We believe that at death every believer consciously and immediately enters into the presence and fellowship of the Lord to wait for the physical resurrection and glorification of his body at Christ’s return. The believer will thus enjoy life eternal with God – fellowship, serving and worshiping Him forever (2 Corinthians 5:6; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; Luke 23:39-43; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 3:16; Revelation 21-22). We believe that at death every unbeliever consciously and immediately enters into separation from the Lord to wait for the physical resurrection of his body to everlasting condemnation, judgment and punishment (Luke 16:19-31; John 3:18, 36; Revelation 20:5, 11-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10).