Our doctrinal statement summarizes biblical truth that historically has been regarded as essential to the Christian faith.
- That the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments in their original texts, are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error, and are the final authority for the Church.
- That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- In the absolute and eternal deity of Jesus Christ. We believe in His Incarnation and Virgin Birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to Heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father, His present rule as the Head of the Church, His present ministry of intercession, and His future return in power and glory.
- In the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Godhead. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, enables believers to live a godly life, empowers, guides, unifies, comforts and teaches the Word of God to all believers.
- That man (Adam) was originally created sinless. Through the sin of disobedience Adam fell and thereby, as the federal head of all mankind, brought the whole race under the condemnation of sin – separation from God. Therefore, all men are in need of redemption.
- That people are saved by grace alone, a free gift of God apart from works. Salvation involves repentance (a change in one’s mind and direction turning from one’s own way to God’s way) based on faith in the finished work of Christ. Those who receive Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become the children of God.
- That the Church is the body of Jesus Christ composed of all true believers. The present work of the Church is the worship and glorification of God, the perfecting of the saints, and the evangelization of the world.
- In the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth to establish His glorious Kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just to live eternally in the glory of God’s presence and in the bodily resurrection of the unjust to judgment and everlasting punishment.