The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of the Living God; true, without error, immutable, steadfast, unchangeable, inspired by the Lord God Jehovah; and penned by Holy men of old as they were moved upon and directed by the Holy Spirit.
The Eternal Godhead
We believe that there is but one true and Living God; maker of heaven and earth and all that are in them; the Alpha and Omega, Who was, and is, and shall be without end; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons, equal in every divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
The Father — whose glory is so exceeding bright that mortal men cannot look upon His face and live; but whose heart was so filled with love and pity for His lost and sin-benighted children that He freely gave His only begotten Son to redeem and reconcile them unto Himself:
The Son — Co-existent and co-eternal with the Father, Who, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin named Mary, took upon Himself the form of man, bore our sins, carried our sorrows; and by the shedding of His precious blood upon the cross of Calvary, purchased redemption for all that would believe upon Him; bursting the bonds of death and hell, rose from the grave and ascended on high leading captivity captive, that as the great Mediator betwixt God and man, He might sit at the right hand of the father making intercession for who He laid down His life.
The Holy Spirit — The third person of the Godhead, the Spirit of the Father shed abroad, omnipotent, omnipresent, performing an inexpressible important mission upon earth, convicting of sin, of righteousness, and judgment, drawing sinners to the Savior, rebuking, pleading, searching, comforting, guiding, quickening, teaching, glorifying, baptizing and enduing with power from on high, all who yield to His tender ministries, preparing them for the great day of the Lord's appearing.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts (Charismata)
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5,8, Acts 8:17, Acts 19:6) and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still valid for today, being sovereignly distributed to every member of Christ's Church, as He, the Spirit, wills, for the purpose of edifying the entire body. (1Cor 12:1-11; Rom 12:3-8; 1Peter 4:10)
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, before Whom he walked in holiness and purity, but that by voluntary disobedience and transgression, he fell from the Eden of purity and innocence to the depths of sin and iniquity. We also believe that as a consequence of this, all mankind are sinners, not by coercion, but by choice, shaped in iniquity and utterly void by nature of the holiness required by the law of God. Therefore, mankind is positively inclined to evil, guilty and without excuse, justly deserving the condemnation of a just and Holy God.
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, the just for the unjust; freely, and by divine appointment of the Father, taking the sinner's place, bearing his sins, receiving his condemnation, dying his death, fully paying his penalty, and signing with His life's blood, the pardon of everyone who should believe upon Him; that upon simple faith and acceptance of the atonement purchased on Mount Calvary, the vilest sinner may be cleansed of his iniquities and made whiter than the driven snow.
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly through grace; that we have no righteousness or goodness of our own wherewith to seek divine favor, and must come, therefore, throwing ourselves upon the unfailing mercy and life of Him who bought us and washed us in His blood, pleading the merits and righteousness of Christ the Savior, standing upon His word and accepting the free gifts of His love and pardon.
We believe in the Biblical definition of marriage and its laws concerning human sexuality. According to the Bible, marriage and the guiding principles for it was created and given to humanity by God, as a part of His original creation. Therefore, the institution of marriage was not an afterthought or an invention of man, but the creation of God. (Gen. 2:22-24, Matt. 19:4-5; Lev. 20:13, I Cor. 6:9)
We believe in the sanctity of human life, even in the womb of the mother. The Bible does not specifically mention the word abortion, but it does speak of unborn children. These Biblical statements refer to the unborn as persons; therefore, any deliberate disruption of that life process is abortion and killing a person in the sight of God. (Ps. 139:13-16, Jer.1:5, Gen. 9:6)