- That the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that every word of the 66 books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is inspired. The Bible is our highest authority, sufficient and infallible. (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 24:35; John 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away Matthew 24:35
- In one living and true God who exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5
- Jesus Christ, equal in nature with the Father and Holy Spirit John 10:30; 14:9, was virgin born (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23, 25; Luke 1:26 35); , took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never divesting Himself of His divine attributes (Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9)., and lived a sinless life, qualifying Him to die for the sins of man. (John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24)
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
- Man was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 2:7, 15-25; James 3:9), but through personal disobedience is a sinner in need of salvation. (Romans 3:23; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 John 1:8)
- Salvation is a gift of grace from God received through faith, not by any virtue or work of man (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Titus 3:4-7). It is a free gift given to those who by grace repent of their sins and put their trust in Jesus Christ alone as Savior and Lord, His finished work on the Cross and His Resurrection.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
- That the church is made up of believers who place their faith in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13) of which Christ is the head (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15) and is committed to the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper. The members of the one spiritual Body are directed to associate themselves together in local assemblies (1 Corinthians 11:18-20; Hebrews 10:25). The purpose of the church is to glorify God (Ephesians 3:21) by building itself up in the faith (Ephesians 4:13-16), by instruction of the Word (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16-17), by fellowship (Acts 2:47; 1 John 1:3), by keeping the ordinances (Luke 22:19; Acts 2:38-42), and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world (Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; 2:42).
- That every believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Ephesians 4:30) and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (John 16:13; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27). Each believer receives a spiritual gift that is to be used for the edification and good of the local church. (Romans 12:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
- That physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness (Revelation 6:9-11), that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ (Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8), that there is a separation of soul and body (Philippians 1:21-24). We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life (John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23; 2 Corinthians 4:14), and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Revelation 20:13-15).
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13