We believe in the verbal inspiration of the sixty six books of the Bible, that it is without error and that it is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that the Scripture reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose of the ages.
We believe there is one and only one true and living God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but with one nature.
We believe in the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-existent with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He came to the world, was born of a virgin, suffered, died, was buried, rose again bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father.
We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit: conviction of sin, regeneration of sinners, and the indwelling of the believer.
We believe that salvation is by grace plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions of salvation are repentance and faith. We further believe that a soul is saved when Christ is received as personal Savior and Lord, and that the Holy Spirit imparts eternal life.
We believe that the believer is eternally secure, and that it is the plan of God for each believer to walk after the Spirit and not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
We believe in baptism by immersion of the believer in water, symbolizing Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and the believers’ identification with Him. We do not believe that baptism saves but it is an outward expression of an inward change. There are only two ordinances of the Church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The elements of the Lord’s Supper merely symbolize the body and blood of the Lord Jesus. We reject the doctrine of transubstantiation.
We believe that a New Testament Church is a local group of baptized believers, united for His purpose and knowledge and spread of the Word of God, including worldwide missions. We believe the local church to be completely independent and autonomous with no other person, group or body having any authority, jurisdiction or control whatsoever over it.
We believe in the visible, personal and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of the righteous dead at His coming. We further believe in the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.