A. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and practice, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18).
B. We believe that there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three distinct persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-yet one in substance and equal in every divine perfection (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
C. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin man fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-13).
D. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was the image of the invisible God which is to say He was God Incarnate, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. Christ received a true human nature, and was made like unto us in all things, but without sin both in His flesh and in His spirit. He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the world; He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in that body glorified where He is now our interceding High Priest. We believe in that blessed hope-the personal, bodily, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will judge the wicked at the Great White Throne. He is judge of the living and the dead (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 4:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10).
E. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, equal with the Father and Son and of the same substance and nature; that He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment; bears witness of the Truth; is the agent of the new birth; and that He baptizes and seals at regeneration; endures, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:8; Ephesians 1:12, 14).
F. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work is the only condition of salvation from sin; and this salvation is wholly by grace, that no works, however good, make this salvation more secure. We believe that all who receive Christ as their Savior are born from above and kept by the power of God, thus making their salvation eternal (Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5; John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30).
G. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are given for the perfecting of the saints today; and that speaking in tongues and the working of miracles as signs of authority gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (I Corinthians 12:4-11; II Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12).
H. We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with the provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural (Romans 6:13; Romans 8:12-13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:20; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-10).
I. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2; Romans 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-17).
J. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life in heaven, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation in hell (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 39; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).