1. Inspiration of Scriptures: We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by the Holy Spirit and the final authority for our faith and life.  2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12
  2. God: We believe in one God, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, revealed in three co-equal, distinct persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; Ephesians 2:18
  3. Humankind: We believe God created humankind in His image. Because of the fall, humankind has inherited a sinful nature and are sinners, lost, undone, without hope and without God.  Genesis 3Ephesians 2:1-2, Romans 3:23
  4. Divinity and Humanity of Christ: We believe Jesus is the Messiah. He is God come in the flesh and is both divine and human. He lived a sinless life and through His death on the cross became the sacrifice for the sins of the world.  Ephesians 1:3-5; Romans 5:1-11; Acts 4:12; I Peter 1:18-19
  5. Bodily Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Luke 24:38-43; John 20:24-29
  6. Salvation: We believe the terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal heart-felt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in being transformed into His image. This salvation is entirely by grace and not by works.  John 3;15-17, 14:6; Romans 3:23, 5:1; 8:28-29, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:6-10; Acts 3:19-20
  7. Church: We believe the church is the body of Christ on earth and is called to worship God in all we think and do.  It consists of born-again believers and has both universal and local expressions.  We believe believer’s baptism and fellowship at the Lord’s Table honor the work of Christ and His church and should be celebrated regularly. Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:38; 20:28, Romans 6:3-10; I Corinthians 10:14-17, 11:17-34
  8. Evil: We believe in the existence of evil and that the church is called to resist the devil through submission to God.  James 4:7, Ephesians 6:10-16, I John 3:8
  9. The End of Time: We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth to judge the world and to claim His church for eternity.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of His church and the creation of a new heaven and earth.  We believe in eternal damnation for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved.   Matthew 13:40-32, 25:31-46; 2 Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1:7; John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-22:5
  10. Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Godhead who is active in the world today.  The Holy Spirit indwells and seals believers at spiritual birth and produces holiness until they are ultimately reconciled with God through Jesus Christ. We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit can be a subsequent experience and is available to all Christians to empower us to be witnesses.  We believe in and encourage the use of all the gifts of the Spirit for the common good of the body of Christ.  John 14:16-17; 27; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Galatians 5:22-25