First, any and all Christian doctrine and faith statements must be rooted in the Bible and its timeless message. Therefore, unequivocally we state that:
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human writers. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in its original writings. It is the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation, and is the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the one true and living God, in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who is invisible, personal, omnipresent, eternal, dependent on none, unchanging, truthful, trustworthy, almighty, sovereign, omniscient, righteous, holy, good, loving, merciful, long-suffering and gracious.
ADAM OUR REPRESENTATIVE
We believe that God made our first father Adam perfect, holy and upright. He was appointed representative and head of the human race, thereby exposing all his offspring to the effects of his obedience or disobedience to God’s commands.
THE FALL AND ITS EFFECTS
We believe that Adam fell from his original righteousness into sin and brought upon himself and all his offspring death, condemnation and a sinful nature.
We believe it is utterly beyond the power of fallen man to love God, to keep His laws, to understand the gospel, to repent of sin or to trust in Christ.
CHRIST OUR REPRESENTATIVE
We believe that God sent His Son into the world, conceived of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, unchangeably sinless, both God and man, born under the law, to live a perfect life of righteousness on our behalf.
We believe that God’s Son died at Calvary to effect propitiation, reconciliation, redemption and atonement for His people. God bore testimony to His acceptance of His Son’s work by raising Him bodily from the dead.
THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST
We believe that God’s Son ascended to the right hand of His Father and is enthroned in glory, where He intercedes on behalf of His people and rules over all things for their sake.
We believe that God the Son has poured out the Holy Spirit to work alongside the preached Word. The Spirit of God regenerates elect sinners and draws them irresistibly to faith in Christ the Savior.
We believe those who are called by grace are justified in the sight of God on account of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, which is received by faith alone.
We believe that all who are regenerated, called and justified shall persevere in holiness and never finally fall away.
We believe it is the calling of every local church to participate in fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything Christ has commanded us.
We believe that the local church is under the authority of Christ alone. Nevertheless, He has appointed men to be pastors/elders to represent Him as they care for His body. Deacons also serve Christ as His ministers of mercy.
We believe that baptism of believers by immersion and the Lord’s Supper (communion) are gospel ordinances belonging only to regenerated believers.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ shall come again to raise the dead bodily, both righteous and unrighteous, and that the righteous shall enjoy everlasting life and the wicked endure everlasting punishment.