The Bible as Our Sole Authority: We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is God’s Word and our manual for everyday living. We believe in and practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization.
God: We believe there is one God, and God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is coequal with the Father. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
Salvation: Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Baptism by Immersion: We believe and practice baptism by immersion underwater – the way Jesus was baptized. After accepting Christ as Lord, we do not believe any reason exists to wait to be baptized.
Spirit – Led Living: We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe the only possible way to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right, and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.”
Tithing – Giving Back To God: We believe tithing (giving God 10% of all we earn) to be a commandment of the Bible. We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands.