We believe:

  1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the fully inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
  2. There is but one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The shedding of His blood and subsequent resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. After His bodily resurrection, He ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God, His place is now as our High Priest and Advocate.
  4. Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin, so that every person is separated from God, and by nature sinful and lost. Only those who trust in Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and become children of God.
  5. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and by His powerful work regenerates sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, bringing them into union with the Lord Jesus, such that they are justified before God by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. As a result, each believer is indwelt and sealed at the moment of salvation by the Holy Spirit until the day of the redemption of his body.
  6. The true church is not an organization but a living organism comprised of all believers. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and the local church is the expression, in any locality, of the true Church, having the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs through the leadership of elders. Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church. They are not regarded as means of salvation.
  7. We believe in the imminent, physical return of Christ to establish his rule on the earth.
  8. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: the believer to everlasting life with the Lord in an eternal kingdom; the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment away from the presence of the Lord.