- We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God breathed.(Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
- We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3-4)
- We believe Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, is true God, and true man, is the Saviour of mankind, and the proper object of our worship. (Luke 1:26-35; John 14:6; Romans 5:6-10)
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is the One who reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that He is the supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling them and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14)
- We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)
- We believe that faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died, was buried, arose from the dead, and has ascended to the right hand of the Father, as the only hope of salvation (Ephesians 1:7; Revelations 1:5); that this faith is begotten through hearing the Word of God wholly apart from human works (Ephesians 2:8-9); that by a new birth, one dead in trespasses and sins is quickened unto eternal life, made righteous, and justified (Romans 3:21-26; I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 5:21), made partaker of the divine nature (II Peter 1:4), and is eternally secure unto the praise of His glory.
- We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1; 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5).
- We believe that all the saved should live in such a way as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord, and should be separate from all religious apostasy, practices, and associations. This is a command of God. (Romans 12:1-2; Romans 14:13; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:11; II Timothy 3:1-5; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11).
- We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed baptized believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in it by the Word; that its officers are pastors (elders, bishops) (Acts 20:26-32; Ephesians 4:10-16; Philippians 1:1; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-11; I Peter 5:1-4) and deacons (Acts 6:1-7; I Timothy 3:8-13); that it has the absolute right of self-government directed by the Holy Spirit and is answerable only to Christ; and that all believers must be a member to be obedient to their Saviour (Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:19-25; Ephesians 4:11-16).
- We believe that there are two church ordinances: Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.
Mode of Baptism: The pastor, or some other person of the same faith, authorized by the church, shall administer the ordinance of baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Baptism sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our life of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. (Acts 2:41; 8:36-38; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12; I peter 3:21).
The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper shall be served to the congregation by the pastor, or some other person authorized by the church, at the designated time established by the church body. Since it is the Lord’s table, none who is out of fellowship with the Lord may partake. The pastor must state the Scriptural order, which places baptism as a prerequisite to communion, and shall explain the meaning of the ordinance (Matthew 26:26-30; I Corinthians 10:21; 11:27-31).
- We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall of man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Revelation 20:10).
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men: the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5, 6, 12, 13).
- We believe in the personal return of Christ at any moment to rapture His Church (John 14:3; I Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; James 5:8), the resurrection of the dead at the rapture (I Corinthians 15:42-44, 52; I Thessalonians 4:13-18), and the literal, millennial reign of Christ (Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:25; Isaiah 11:1-9, 32:1; Revelation 20:1-4).
- We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord. There, in constant bliss, they await the first resurrection, when the soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43: II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:4-6).
- We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain in conscious misery after death until the second resurrection. Then, with the soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15).