Doctrinal Statement

1. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments. For example, the very words of the original Scriptures are inerrant and they are our final and absolute authority in every area of life and knowledge. (II Timothy 3:16-17, I Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12)

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, I John 5:7)

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both undiminished deity and genuine humanity in one person forever. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:27)

4. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a personal being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, and bestows spiritual gifts on believers. (Luke 24:40, Acts 1:4-8, Acts 15:7-9, I Corinthians 12:1-31)

5. We believe that man was created by a direct act of God in His image, not from previously existing life, that all men sinned in Adam (the historical father of the entire human race) and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death; and that all men/women have inherited a sinful nature. (Genesis 1:26-31, Romans 5:12-21)

6. We believe that Jesus Christ died as a substitutional sacrifice for our sins and that, through faith in Him as Lord and Savior, we are declared righteous by God and are eternally secure in Christ as long as we remain faithful to Him. (Psalm 103:3, Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8)

7. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit, and that the experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ. (John 13:35, Romans 8:16, I John 3:23)

8. We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead – physically – and that He ascended in like form into heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 28:5-10, Luke 24, John 20, I John 2:1)

9. We believe that this age will be consummated by the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth. (Acts 1:10-11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

10. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelations 20:11-15)

11. We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus to proclaim the gospel to the entire world. (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Ephesians 4:11-13)