We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. It is our instruction book for Christian living. An accurate understanding of both Testaments of scripture, Old and New, is required to see the whole counsel of God's Word. The Old Testament lays the foundation for the coming of the Messiah who would sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world. The New Testament records the ministry of Jesus Christ and then looks back on what He did and how we are to respond. Both testaments reveal in unified fashion the same holy, merciful, and just God who condemns sin but desires to save sinners through an atoning sacrifice. In both testaments, God reveals Himself to us and shows us how we are to come to Him through faith.
We believe that there is but one living and true God, eternally existent in three Persons— Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is perfectly wise, the overflowing fountain of all good. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells the Christian enabling the believer to live a godly life.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Salvation comes through faith, by grace as we acknowledge our sinful state, repent and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. People can do nothing to earn their salvation and way to heaven. Believers do "good works" in grateful response to our pardon, not to cause it.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those who are saved experience the resurrection of life and live eternally in the presence and glory of God and His Son, Jesus (heaven). Those who are lost experience resurrection, and the penalty of rejecting salvation, to an eternal separation from the presence of God (hell).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have accepted the gift of salvation comprise the Church, the Bride of Christ.