THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD
The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind.
(2 Timothy 3: 15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2: 13; 2 Peter 1:21)
THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD
God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one. God is multi dimensional and eternally self-existent. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1 & 2; John 8: 54-59; Matthew 28: 19)
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The scripture declares His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; His exaltation to the right hand of God.
(Matthew 1: 18-23; Hebrews 7: 26; 1 Peter 2: 22; 1 John 3: 4,5; Acts 2:22; Acts 10: 37-38; 2 Corinthians 15:4; Matthew 28: 1-6; Acts 1:9; Philippians 2: 9-11)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God and is the Third Person of the Trinity. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. The nine fruits of the Spirit are the byproduct of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body. We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts, but they must be exercised in an orderly way in the context of love.
(Galatians 5: 22-23; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 31, 14:1, 26-33; 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13, Galatians 5: 22-23)
THE FALL OF MAN
Man was created in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, a curse was pronounced, the process of physical death began, and man died spiritually. Sin separated mankind from God and left man in a fallen or sinful condition.
(Genesis 1:26; 2: 17; 3: 6; 14-19; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2: 11-18; Romans 3:23)
THE SALVATION OF MAN
The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. He offers each of us a pardon for our sins and wants us to become children of God. When we put our faith in Christ our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We are given eternal life. Our sins are forgiven.
(Acts 4: 12; John 14: 6; 1 Peter 2: 24; Hebrews 9: 26; John 1: 12)
THE CHURCH AND IT'S MISSION
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works. Everyone whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be confined to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds.
(Matthew 25: 31-46; Romans 2: 1-9; Revelation 20: 11-15; 1 Corinthians 4:5)
THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE
God created the first marriage as a sacred covenant relationship between one man and one woman for the purposes of procreation, companionship, and dominion over creation, in keeping with the covenant relationship God himself established with his own creation (Genesis 2:15-24; Romans 1:16-32). Jesus blessed the marriage celebration between a man and a woman with his presence and his first public miracle, thereby affirming the traditional definition of marriage as a cornerstone of every culture and community
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48)
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.
(Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)