|The Bible is God's Word,
that it is written by men divinely inspired, that it is absolutely trustworthy
and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect
in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that
He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears
and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to
Him through Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived
of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, making atonement for the sin
of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection;
His ascension into heaven; His high priestly intercession for His people;
and His personal, pre-millenial, visible return to the world according
to His promise.
The Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity,
who is revealed as a Divine Person. He is come forth from God to convince
the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; to regenerate, sanctify
and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.
All men are sinners by nature and by choice, and
that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life". We believe,
therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior have everlasting
life and: "shall not come into condemnation; but are passed from death to
life", and will rejoice forever to God's presence. Those who refuse to accept
Christ as Lord and Savior shall be forever separated from God.
Eternal punishment for those who reject the Lord
Jesus Christ and have not taken Him as their personal Savior and Lord.
A literal Hell of eternal conscious torment, for
those who die unsaved.
Heaven is a prepared place of blessing for a prepared
people, those believers who are washed in the blood of the Lamb.
The Church: (1) the living, spiritual body of
which Christ is the head, and of which all regenerated people are members,
and (2) a local, visible church which is a company of believers in Jesus
Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated together for worship, work
and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon these churches the task
of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone
Him as Lord and Master.
The sacred ordinances as laid down in the Scriptures:
(1) Water baptism by immersion, the symbol of burial with Christ
and risen again through the faith of the operation of God; and (2) The
Lord's Supper , the symbol of our sharing the divine nature, a memorial
of His suffering and death, and a prophesy of His second coming and enjoined
upon all believers until He comes.
The principle of heart separation from sin unto
God, producing in the believer a life free from worldly habits and consecrated
to the will of God as the scriptural pattern for greatest joy, blessing