We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, all deserving the same worship and glory from all of God’s creatures. Concerning our salvation, the Father elected, the Son Redeemed, and the Holy Spirit regenerated all those who would believe in Jesus Christ for salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ left His abode in heaven as the eternal Son of God, came to earth, and became true man, having lived a sinless life and making a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners by His death on the cross, whereby He satisfied His Father’s wrath against sinners; rose from the dead to justify those who believe in Him and His sacrifice for sin; and ascended into heaven to sit at His Father’s right hand.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers believers for service, and seals all believers unto the day of redemption.
We believe that all men are sinners by inheritance from Adam and are consequently under God’s wrath and condemnation. Therefore, all men are in need of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, and all those who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died and rose again for sinners will be saved; all others will be damned physically and spiritually in hell forever.
We believe that the church is both universal consisting of all the saved on earth and in heaven, and local consisting of both true and false Christians on earth. Those who are saved constitute the true church, which is a living spiritual body, Jesus Christ being its head. We believe the purposes of the church are the exalting of the Lord Jesus Christ, the edifying of one another, the expounding of the entire Word of God, the equipping of the saints, and the evangelizing of the lost in all the world through the gospel. We believe that all Christians express their love for God through abhorring sin and obeying His Word from the heart.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God for all of the Christian’s life and godliness.
We believe that God created all angels sinless but that Satan, the highest of all angels, rebelled against God, bringing sin into the universe and taking one third of all the angels with him in his rebellion. The good or elect angels now minister to those who inherit salvation, while the evil angels or demons oppose God’s work and God’s people.
We believe that Christ will return for His church at the rapture, which could occur at any moment, which is immediately followed by a 7 year tribulation period on earth ending in the return of Christ at His Second Coming when He will judge all those living, set up His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth in Jerusalem, defeat Satan and the rebelling nations at the end of the 1,000 years, destroy the heavens and earth, judge all the unsaved dead, and make a new heaven and new earth where He will dwell with His people forever.
We believe that every Christian shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ, not to give account for his sins which were forever removed by faith in the finished work of Christ, but to see whether his service to the Lord was good or worthless and to receive a reward for all that pleased God.