STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Holy Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament to be inerrant in its original languages and the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, and accept it as the only infallible guide and rule of our faith and practice.
We believe in the eternal and immutable triune God; maker of heaven and earth and all that is in them; and in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, equal in every divine perfection and attribute, executing distinct but harmonious offices, in the great work of redemption.
GOD THE FATHER
GOD THE SON-coexistent and co-eternal with the Father, who, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, took upon Himself the form of a man: and by His becoming obedient unto death, bearing the curse of sin, redeemed us back to God, the Father, where He lives in authority to make intercession for those who by faith became united with Him in salvation.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT-The third person of the Godhead, cooperates-existent and cooperates-eternal with the Father, who is sent by the Father, to reprove the world of sin by conviction and to lead the Christian into a holy lifestyle by indwelling.
We believe in the existence of a personal devil, who was originally created as a being of great beauty and held a position of honor in the angelic realm. That as a result of pride, he directed to himself the worship due God alone, and that as a consequence of that sin he was degraded in person, position and power, becoming the opponent of God and the enemy of man, whose ultimate end is to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, there to be tormented day and night forever and ever.
We believe that God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin, that man might have fellowship with Him. As a free-moral agent, man in Adam succumbed to temptation, transgressed the command of God and fell from his original state of holiness and innocence. Being estranged from his Maker, yet responsible to Him, man became subject to divine wrath, inwardly depraved, and apart from grace, incapable of returning to God.
We believe that the only devinely appointed mediator between God and men is Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death on the cross for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the grave giving Him victory over death and the powers of darkness, in His ascension into heaven where, at God's right hand He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord overall, and in His imminent and personal return to put a final end to evil and to establish a new heaven and new earth for those who are His.
We believe that the incarnation of Jesus Christ was to make possible the redemption of fallen humanity, and that His shed blood on the cross made provision for salvation for all men. Because of man's total inability to save himself, salvation is by God's grace alone; is received through sincere Godly repentence and a wholehearted acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. This grace is enacted by faith and results in spiritual regeneration and justification.
We believe that having been cleansed by the blood of Christ, and quickened by the Holy Spirit, it is God's will that we become partakers of His holiness; not walking after the flesh but after the Spirit. Hence, the Christian life is to be distinct in that it involves living in the world, yet separated from worldly and sinful practices that could in any way bring dishonor to God or cause another Christian to stumble in his faith.
We believe that every born-again child of God should identify himself with the visible church of Jesus Christ, and should labor diligently, and contribute his temporal means toward the spreading of the gospel here on earth.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead of both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto a resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, made possible through a common faith in the work of Christ whereby all who accept Him become members of a spiritual Body and Family: the Church. This unity is to be maintained and strengthened, and gives evidence of our being disciples of Christ. The primary mission of the Church is to share the blessed message of salvation to all men; even to the ends of the earth.