The Authority of the Holy Bible
We believe in the Authority of the Holy Bible: accepting fully the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God, without error, and therefore sufficient as our authority for faith and practice. As God’s Word, it is the supreme standard by which all behavior, beliefs, and opinions must be measured.
2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Matthew 5:18
The One True God
We believe in the One True God: the infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He is the Creator of this world and Upholder of all things. He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: three distinct Persons, yet one in substance and coequal, and each having a distinct role in this world.
Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16, 17; Matthew 28:18-20
Salvation By Grace Through Faith
We believe in Salvation By Grace Through Faith: that all people are sinners and are therefore under condemnation; that salvation from sin is the free gift of God, not earned by any work of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that all true believers receive the gift of eternal life and deliverance from all condemnation; that apart from Christ there is no possible salvation.
Ephesians 2:8, 9; Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23
The Return of Jesus Christ
We believe in the Return of Jesus Christ: to receive His believers into heaven and eternal life, that the time of His return is unknown but may be at any moment; that every person will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation; that Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; James 5:7, 8
Righteous Living and Godly Works
We believe in Righteous Living and Godly Works: not as a means to salvation in any sense, but as its proper evidence and fruit; that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; and that they should seek to realize for themselves the full stature of maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:1, 2; Matthew 5:13-17