- that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God."
Thus, divine inspiration extends equally and fully to the entirety of the Scriptures as they appeared in the original manuscripts.
The Scriptures are inerrant and infallible in their entirety.
As a result, they are our final and absolute authority for faith and practice.
- that the Godhead eternally exists in three distinct persons----the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three persons are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections.
- that the Father is the One Who has planned, Who executes and Who will consummate His plans for the highest good of all things and all beings.
- that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is fully God and fully man.
- that Jesus Christ was active in creation and this creation was accomplished in 6 literal 24-hour days.
- that Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a vicarious and substitutionary sacrifice. Our justification is made sure by His literal and bodily resurrection.
- that Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God as our High Priest and intercedes for us as our Advocate.
- that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, the third person of the Trinity.
- that the work of the Holy Spirit today involves the conviction of sin, regeneration, indwelling, and sealing the believer.
- that the Holy Spirit gives the believer power to live a Godly life and that it is our privilege and duty to be filled with the Spirit.
- that God created man (Adam) in His image in a state of untested holiness.
- that Adam, the first man created, was the father of all humans.
- that when Adam sinned after being tempted to disobey God, all men sinned in Adam, because all humans were in Adam.
- that as a result man is totally depraved: he is unable to remedy his lost condition and is a sinner by nature and by choice.
- that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless that person is born again.
- that salvation is made possible solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- that by grace alone, through faith alone, in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone, man is declared just and righteous in the sight of God.
- that the believer has two natures, an old nature received when he is conceived physically and a new nature when he is born again spiritually and that he cannot attain sinless perfection here on earth.
- That the Christian life is a moment-by-moment walk of faith and victory, only as the Holy Spirit enables the believer.
- that through the infinite power of God the believer's salvation is made secure forever, giving us the confidence that no one or thing can take away the salvation God has given us.
- that all believers should live in such a way that their lives should not bring reproach upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
- that the Family of God includes all believers in Christ. The believer is placed in the Family of God at the moment of salvation.
- that the local church is a group of professing born-again believers who have been baptized by immersion, and have organized themselves for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission and any other Scriptural directives.
- that the Lord Jesus Christ has left the church two ordinances: water baptism by immersion, which is a symbol of our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection to newness of life; and the Lord's Supper which is a memorial of the work of Jesus Christ giving His body and blood for the forgiveness of sin.
- that God created an innumerable company of sinless spiritual beings known as angels.
- that an angel named Lucifer rebelled against the rule of God and because of his rebellion became known as Satan. He is the open enemy of God and man. His final doom is sealed in the lake of fire. A great company of angels followed Satan, thereby becoming demons.
- that a great company of angels kept their holy estate and are before the throne of God from whence some are sent forth as ministering spirits to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.
- that the rapture of believers will occur and could happen at any moment. We believe that following the rapture there will be the fulfillment of Israel's seventieth week during which the church age saints will be in heaven. At the end of this tribulation period, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to the earth with power and glory to introduce the Millennial Kingdom.
- that the dead will be resurrected bodily: the saved to a life of eternal glory and bliss in heaven with God, and the unsaved to eternal judgment of conscious suffering and woe in the Lake of Fire.
- that God is the giver and taker of life and that life is sacred. Therefore, we are opposed to abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
That God's plan for marriage is exclusively heterosexual. Therefore, we are opposed to the gay rights movement and to homosexual or lesbian marriages.
- that the Biblical offices of pastor and deacon are restricted to men. Therefore, women shall not be permitted to hold the offices of pastor or deacon or to preach or teach in areas that would usurp authority over men.