The Word of God, the sixty-six Books of the Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given of God.
2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21
God exists eternally as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
We believe in Christ’s preexistence and deity,
John 1:1 3
incarnation by virgin birth,
John 1:14; Matthew 1:18 23
2 Cor. 5:21
Luke 24:36 43
ascension into heaven and present ministry
Heb. 4:14 16
and coming again.
We believe in His personality,
and His work in each believer: baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration
1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9
to empower for Christian life and service.
Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23
Man was created in the image of God,
but his subsequent fall into sin results in spiritual death
Gen. 3:1 24; Rom. 5:12
and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation.
Complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone is received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.
Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7;1 Peter 1:18-19
There is one true church, the body and the bride of Christ
Eph. 1:22 23; 5:25 32
composed of all true believers of the present age
1 Cor. 12:12 13
and there are local churches existing for worship, for edification of believers, and for world-wide gospel witness, each one being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work.
A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world
manifested by speaking the truth
maintaining the sanctity of the home
Eph. 5:22 6:4
settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God
1 Cor. 6:1-8
not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ like attitude toward all men
exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit
and maintaining a life of prayer
Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6
including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord
is God-honoring and ultimately, the best life possible.
Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1) baptism of believers by triune immersion
and (2) the threefold communion service, consisting of the washing of the saints’ feet,
the Lord’s Supper,
1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34; Jude 12
and the communion of the bread and the cup.
1 Cor. 11:23-26
Satan is the great adversary of God and His people.
but his future is determined and sealed. He will be locked up and thrown into the lake of fire forever.
The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earth will come
1 Thess. 4:16-17
before the tribulation
1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10
and after it, He’ll descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth.
Rev. 19:11 20:6
We believe in the the conscious existence of the dead,
Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31
the resurrection of the body,
the judgment and reward of believers,
Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10
the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers,
the eternal life of the saved,
and the eternal punishment of the lost.
Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15