STATEMENT OF BELIEF
The Bible is the Word of God in written form, inspired, infallible, and inerrant in the original writings. (II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 3:16, 17). It is the supreme, objective, sufficient, and final authority for the Christian's life. (Psalm 19:7-11; 119:11; Romans 15:4).
There is one eternal God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal and co-equal as to nature, attribute and perfection. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:18-19; II Corinthians 13:14).
Man was originally created in the image of God. The first man, Adam willfully sinned and fell from God's grace. In Adam, all men are spiritually dead, have inherited a sinful nature and all have sinned, causing them to be separated from God. Thus all men are alienated away from God and are totally unable to redeem themselves and are in need of the saving grace of God. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-3).
SALVATION BY FAITH ALONE
We believe that salvation is received by means of personal faith in Jesus Christ alone without benefit of or requirement for works. Salvation is accomplished as a grace gift by God the Father through the work of His Son Jesus Christ on the cross.
(John 3:16; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8, 9; I John 5:11-12
Assurance of eternal salvation is based only on the promise God makes in His Word that everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ alone possesses eternal life. Good works are not necessary to have assurance of eternal life. Good works can and should be a part of the Christian life but they are not a good measurement for one's assurance.
(John 5:24; Ephesians 2:10; I John 5:9-13; Titus 3:8)
The Body and Bride of Christ is called the Church Universal, and includes the whole company of believers from Pentecost to the Rapture. Jesus Christ is the Head and the Bridegroom of this church. The Local Church is an autonomous group of believers in Christ, who meet in one geographical location. It is the purpose of the local church to mutually build up fellow believers through instruction in the Word of God, encourage each other in worship, and to observe the ordinances of Lord's Supper and baptism by immersion. (Act 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 1:2; 11:23-29; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:23-25).
At physical death the believer enters instantly into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and the unbeliever into eternal, conscious separation from Him. The bodies of all the dead shall be raised; those of believers to a resurrection of eternal glory; those of unbelievers to a resurrection of eternal condemnation.
(Luke 16:19-31; John 5:28, 29; II Corinthians 5:8)
Satan is a created being who exists in personality and reality. Satan is engaged in a program to discredit Christ and substitute his own false system. He is the enemy of both God and believers (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17, Ezekiel 28:11-19, Matthew 25:41; Act 5:3; I Peter 5:8).
We believe in the premillennial return of Christ, an event which can occur at any moment, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death, and all these shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seven years of the Tribulation period. (1Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1Corinthians 15:42-44, 51-54; Philippians 3:20, 21; Revelation 3:10).
We believe that the Tribulation, which follows the Rapture of the Church, will be culminated by the revelation of Christ in power and great glory to sit upon the throne of David and to establish the millennial kingdom. (Daniel 9:25-27; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 1:30-33; Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:1-9; Acts 2:29, 30; Revelation 20:1-4,6).
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
We believe that God created mankind in His image and assigned gender to His people, male (man) and female (woman) creating them sexually and biologically different, but with equal personal dignity and value (Genesis 1:26-28).
We believe that marriage was ordained by God at creation as the sacred and lifelong union of one man and one woman. All sexual relations must therefore be reserved for that union. Christian marriage is to be a representation of Christ's relationship to His church (Genesis 2:18, 24; Matthew 19:1-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:22-33; Hebrews 13:4).
We believe that children are a blessing from the Lord, and that all human life is sacred and worthy of protection from the moment of conception (Psalm 127; 128; 139:13-16).