We believe the Holy Bible as the only authoritative and inspired Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35).
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand side of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).
We believe we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 9:22). We also believe that both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved to the resurrection of life and the lost to the resurrection of damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21- 23, 3:21).
We believe repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2; 1 John 1:5-9).
We believe sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:23, 2 Corinthians 3:18; 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29; 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
We believe the Holy Spirit manifestes Himself through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40).
We believe the church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14).
We believe marriage is a sacred event where a man and woman enter into a lifelong covenant of love and fidelity, and that the Scriptures prohibit same sex marriages. (Gen. 2:21-25, Eph. 5:31, Matt. 19:5, Rom. 1:1-32, 1 Cor. 6:9-10)
We believe in administering the TWO SACRAMENTS:
- Water Baptism: following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).
- The Lord's Supper: in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).