The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man. The 66 books of the Bible (Old and New testaments) are breathed out by God and inerrant in the original writings. Every word and all parts of the Bible are inspired by God. The Bible is the infallible and final authority for faith and life.

God

We believe that there is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and who have the same divine attributes and perfections. The three Persons of the Godhead are equally worthy of our worship and obedience.

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We believe that there is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and who have the same divine attributes and perfections. The three Persons of the Godhead are equally worthy of our worship and obedience.

God the Father

We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, is the Creator of all things and is the sovereign Ruler of the universe. He has decreed for His glory all things that come to pass. He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ and adopts them as His children.

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, is coequal and coeternal with the Father. Through Jesus, God the Father created everything and through Jesus all things hold together.

Jesus Christ was God incarnate; He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; that He died in our place as a sacrifice for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the personal, pretribulational, imminent, visible coming of Jesus Christ for His church and that He will return to earth with His church to establish His millennial kingdom on the throne of David.

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He bears witness to the truth, and is the agent of the new birth. He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and helps the believer. He also baptizes believers into the Body of Christ; indwells them permanently; seals them unto the day of redemption; bestows spiritual gifts upon each one; and empowers for service those yielded to Him.

We believe that certain of the spiritual gifts (e.g., apostleship, sign miracles, and tongues) were temporary gifts which the Holy Spirit gave to authenticate the message of the apostles during the church’s infancy. These gifts were not intended to characterize the lives of believers and are no longer needed because God’s written revelation is complete.

Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind became subject to the wrath of God, thereby incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All people are sinners by nature and by choice and all need salvation.

God

We believe that there is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and who have the same divine attributes and perfections. The three Persons of the Godhead are equally worthy of our worship and obedience.

God the Father

We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, is the Creator of all things and is the sovereign Ruler of the universe. He has decreed for His glory all things that come to pass. He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ and adopts them as His children.

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, is coequal and coeternal with the Father. Through Jesus, God the Father created everything and through Jesus all things hold together.

Jesus Christ was God incarnate; He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; that He died in our place as a sacrifice for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the personal, pretribulational, imminent, visible coming of Jesus Christ for His church and that He will return to earth with His church to establish His millennial kingdom on the throne of David.

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He bears witness to the truth, and is the agent of the new birth. He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and helps the believer. He also baptizes believers into the Body of Christ; indwells them permanently; seals them unto the day of redemption; bestows spiritual gifts upon each one; and empowers for service those yielded to Him.

We believe that certain of the spiritual gifts (e.g., apostleship, sign miracles, and tongues) were temporary gifts which the Holy Spirit gave to authenticate the message of the apostles during the church’s infancy. These gifts were not intended to characterize the lives of believers and are no longer needed because God’s written revelation is complete.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. They are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, who secures their salvation unto the day of redemption. We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. They are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, who secures their salvation unto the day of redemption. We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the sanctification of the believer is immediate, positional, and ultimately progressive. Immediate and positional sanctification is the act of God whereby believers are, at the time of regeneration, declared holy and eternally set apart belonging to Him through redemption and placed in the family of God as His children.

Progressive sanctification is the process whereby believers are progressively made partakers of God’s holiness as they yield to the Spirit’s control. Through obedience to the Word of God and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, believers are able to live a life of increasing holiness in conformity to the will of God, becoming more and more like our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that ultimate sanctification will be given to every resurrected believer when they meet the Lord in heaven.

The Believer’s Responsibilities

We believe that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit, not bringing reproach upon their Lord and Savior. They should exercise Christian liberty regulated by love and separate themselves from worldly pleasures and practices.

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We believe that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit, not bringing reproach upon their Lord and Savior. They should exercise Christian liberty regulated by love and separate themselves from worldly pleasures and practices.

We believe that it is the responsibility of all believers to witness by life and by word of the truths of the Scriptures and to assume responsibility for the propagation of the gospel to the entire world.

We believe that is the responsibility of all believers to remember the work of the local church and its extension ministries in prayer, to support it with their tithes and offerings as the Lord prospers them, to participate in the regular services of the Church as the Lord enables, and to voluntarily submit to the discipline of the local church.

The Church

We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the Rapture. The church is composed solely of believers; it is the Body and Bride of our Lord, is distinct from Israel, and its commission is to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything that Christ commanded.

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We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the Rapture. The church is composed solely of believers; it is the Body and Bride of our Lord, is distinct from Israel, and its commission is to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything that Christ commanded.

We believe that each local church is a visible expression of the Body of Christ and is a congregation of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to glorifying God through worship, evangelism, fellowship, and observing the ordinances given by the Lord in His Word.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. They are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, who secures their salvation unto the day of redemption. We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the sanctification of the believer is immediate, positional, and ultimately progressive. Immediate and positional sanctification is the act of God whereby believers are, at the time of regeneration, declared holy and eternally set apart belonging to Him through redemption and placed in the family of God as His children.

Progressive sanctification is the process whereby believers are progressively made partakers of God’s holiness as they yield to the Spirit’s control. Through obedience to the Word of God and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, believers are able to live a life of increasing holiness in conformity to the will of God, becoming more and more like our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that ultimate sanctification will be given to every resurrected believer when they meet the Lord in heaven.

The Believer’s Responsibilities

We believe that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit, not bringing reproach upon their Lord and Savior. They should exercise Christian liberty regulated by love and separate themselves from worldly pleasures and practices.

We believe that it is the responsibility of all believers to witness by life and by word of the truths of the Scriptures and to assume responsibility for the propagation of the gospel to the entire world.

We believe that is the responsibility of all believers to remember the work of the local church and its extension ministries in prayer, to support it with their tithes and offerings as the Lord prospers them, to participate in the regular services of the Church as the Lord enables, and to voluntarily submit to the discipline of the local church.

The Church

We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the Rapture. The church is composed solely of believers; it is the Body and Bride of our Lord, is distinct from Israel, and its commission is to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything that Christ commanded.

We believe that each local church is a visible expression of the Body of Christ and is a congregation of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to glorifying God through worship, evangelism, fellowship, and observing the ordinances given by the Lord in His Word.

Ordinances

We believe that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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We believe that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. Baptism is a solemn testimony that portrays believers’ faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and their union with Him in death to sin, burial of the old life, and resurrection to walk in newness of life. Baptism is also a sign of believers’ fellowship and identification with the visible Body of Christ.

We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to memorialize His death and anticipate His second coming. We partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine as symbols of the Lord’s body and blood, commemorating His suffering and His death for us. Participation should be preceded by careful self-examination and is limited to those who have united to the local church by baptism and testimony, or those who are baptized member of churches of like faith and practice.

Satan

We believe that Satan is a created angel who rebelled against his Creator and introduced sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve. He is the god of this age, the adversary of Christ and His church, who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His destiny is eternal punishment in the lake of fire.

Last Things

We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when the soul and body will be reunited.

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We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when the soul and body will be reunited.

We believe that unbelievers will remain in conscious misery until the final judgment at the Great White Throne, when they will be cast into hell, the lake of fire, cut off from the life of God for all eternity.

We believe in the Rapture—the imminent, personal, bodily coming of Christ in the air to translate His church from the earth and to reward believers according to their works. We also believe in the Second Coming—the personal, visible, and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His saints.

We believe that between these events shall occur the seven years of Daniel’s seventieth week (Daniel 9:27), the last three and one half years of which mark the Great Tribulation, during which the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world and which will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon.

We believe that after the tribulation period, Christ will return to earth to occupy the throne of David and establish His messianic kingdom for 1,000 years on the earth. We believe that this millennial kingdom will be the fulfillment of God’s promise to Israel, His covenant people, to restore them to Palestine. It will be a kingdom characterized by harmony, justice, peace, righteousness, and long life. Under this personal reign of Christ upon David’s throne in Jerusalem, the resurrected saints will reign with Him over Israel and all the nations of the earth.

Ordinances

We believe that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. Baptism is a solemn testimony that portrays believers’ faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and their union with Him in death to sin, burial of the old life, and resurrection to walk in newness of life. Baptism is also a sign of believers’ fellowship and identification with the visible Body of Christ.

We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to memorialize His death and anticipate His second coming. We partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine as symbols of the Lord’s body and blood, commemorating His suffering and His death for us. Participation should be preceded by careful self-examination and is limited to those who have united to the local church by baptism and testimony, or those who are baptized member of churches of like faith and practice.

Last Things

We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when the soul and body will be reunited.

We believe that unbelievers will remain in conscious misery until the final judgment at the Great White Throne, when they will be cast into hell, the lake of fire, cut off from the life of God for all eternity.

We believe in the Rapture—the imminent, personal, bodily coming of Christ in the air to translate His church from the earth and to reward believers according to their works. We also believe in the Second Coming—the personal, visible, and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His saints.

We believe that between these events shall occur the seven years of Daniel’s seventieth week (Daniel 9:27), the last three and one half years of which mark the Great Tribulation, during which the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world and which will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon.

We believe that after the tribulation period, Christ will return to earth to occupy the throne of David and establish His messianic kingdom for 1,000 years on the earth. We believe that this millennial kingdom will be the fulfillment of God’s promise to Israel, His covenant people, to restore them to Palestine. It will be a kingdom characterized by harmony, justice, peace, righteousness, and long life. Under this personal reign of Christ upon David’s throne in Jerusalem, the resurrected saints will reign with Him over Israel and all the nations of the earth.