what we believe

Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Holy Scriptures.  By this we mean that the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, is a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and practice.  2Tim 3:16,17.

We believe in the One God, revealed as existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; that these three are  co-eternally and co-equally self-existent, one in substance, and in nature as the term "and" in the Baptismal formula most profoundly affirms.  Deu.6:4; Mat.28:19.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He is the image of the invisible God, and taking upon Himself our nature, died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit as a Divine Person, a personality distinct from the Father and the Son.  Col. 1:15; Heb.2:16,17; 1Cor. 12:4-6.We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin, and in that sense, is lost; and except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Gen.1:26,27;  Rom.3:10,23; John 3:3. 

We believe in the death of Jesus Christ as a true Substitute; that His death was a sufficient expiation for the guilt of all men, and that those who receive Him by faith are justified by God the Father. 1Pe.3:18; Rom.8:1.

We believe that holiness of life is the result of the believer's identification with Christ in death, resurrection, and present throne-life in the glory, and that complete sanctification is the will of God for all believers.  Gal. 2:20, Col. 3:1-3, 1Thes. 4:3.

We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit for life and service. 

We further believe that when this fulness is realized there is an identical effect and evidence as that experienced by the disciples of the early church.  Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-47.

We believe in the visible, personal, and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church, and then with His saints to establish a worldwide kingdom of righteousness and peace. 1Thes.4:16, 17; Rev. 19:11-14; 20:4.

We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness for the redeemed, and the everlasting conscious punishment for the lost.  Dan.12:2,3; 2Thes. 1:7-10.We believe it to be the supreme responsibility of the Church as the body of Christ to make known His Gospel to the whole world.  Eph 1:21,22; Mark 16:15,16.