Doctrinal Statement

The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and the authority for all faith and life.  That act of creation was in six days (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Genesis 1 & 2).

There is one God who is personal, infinite, perfect; and He exists eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; II Cor. 13:14). Jesus is true God and true man, and was born of virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died in our place, and rose bodily from the grave. (John 1:1-2; 1Cor. 15:1-58; Eph. 4:30; Galatians 5:22-23).

The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, and works in convicting men of sin in the life of the believer. He is involved in New Birth, the sealing of salvation, and in developing holiness (Acts 5:4; Romans 8:9-16, 26-28; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:22-23)

Man was made in God’s image and fell into sin in Adam. He is now a sinner both by nature and by choice and can be restored to God’s favor only through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26-27, 3:1-7; Rom. 3:1-24, 5:12).

Jesus Christ is the only ground for man’s legal standing before God which includes both forgiveness of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 2:24-25; Acts 13:38; John 1:14).

Salvation comes to man only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit (Eph. 2:8-9). Every believer’s salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God (Hebrews 13:5; Romans 8:32). All people will experience the resurrection, believers to the state of eternal life and unbelievers to the state of eternal punishment (John 5:19-29; Rev. 20:11-15)

We believe in the literal and bodily Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 19:11-16). We believe in that Satan is a real personality and that he is the enemy of God and Christians (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Rev. 20:10).

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts, and, that speaking in tongues and the working of the sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (James 1:17; 1Cor. 12:1-13, 13:8-12)