The verbal inspiration and total inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as originally given by God; their sole-sufficiency and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
One God in three persons; the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal, co-eternal, sovereign and active in creation, providence and redemption.
The LORD Jesus Christ
The essential deity and perfect humanity of our LORD Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men; His virgin birth, sinless life and sacrificial death on the cross as the only substitute for sinners; His burial, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven; His high priestly ministry and personal return.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. The work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating the sinner, indwelling and sealing, sanctifying and empowering the believer.
The personality of the devil; his evil activity and final doom.
The creation of man in the image of God; the entrance of sin through Adam’s disobedience; the fallen and totally depraved state of all men; their subjection to God’s wrath and condemnation; their responsibility to repent and believe the Gospel.
The justification of the sinner by God’s grace through faith alone in the LORD Jesus Christ; the eternal security of the believer.
Salvation is God’s gift to humanity. Men, left to themselves, can never produce salvation through their good works or self-improvement. Salvation is produced only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s perfect offer of forgiveness. Eternal life begins the instant a person receives Jesus as his personal Savior. Salvation is a product of God’s sovereign grace. Man is only responsible for believing, by faith, what the Word of God says concerning salvation in Jesus Christ.
John 3:3, 7, 16; Acts 16:31; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.
Because salvation is God’s gift to mankind, the believer is eternally secure in His salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of Almighty God, not by the self-effort of the believer. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 6:4-6; 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5.
The local church as a company of baptized believers gathered under the headship of Christ for worship, fellowship, instruction and evangelism.
The Ordinances of Baptism and The LORD’s Supper:
Baptism being the immersion of believers on profession of their faith in the LORD Jesus Christ and as a symbol of their identification with Him in His death, burial and resurrection.
The Lord’s supper being a remembrance of Christ until He comes and a renewal of commitment to Him.
The Future State
The unconditional immortality of the soul; the resurrection of the body; the eternal joy in heaven of the believer; the conscious eternal punishment in hell of those who die impenitent.
The responsibility of all believers to obey and serve the LORD and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives; the duty of each church to exercise godly discipline in a loving and caring fashion.