Word of God (Bible)
We believe the Scriptures, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings. They 2 address God's purpose pertaining to His glory and to man's salvation, faith, and life. Nothing is to be added to or taken away from the Bible, either by new revelation or traditions.
We believe in one God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We further believe that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We, also, believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary death and atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, premillennial return from heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Son. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and implement His work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service. The Holy Spirit is the sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ. This baptism occurs at the moment of conversion and is not a subsequent work of grace. We, further, believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, sanctifies them, and seals them unto the day of redemption.
We believe God created mankind for His glory, male and female, in His image and free from sin. We believe that marriage was instituted by God Himself when He brought Adam and Eve together in the garden. Following this pattern we define marriage as the joining of one naturally-born man and one naturally-born woman for life. We, further, believe that since Adam's sin, every person is a sinner by nature and choice and is, therefore, spiritually dead. We, also, believe that those who repent of their sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.