The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the verbally inspired, written Word of God and are the revelation of God to man, the only infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
The one true and living God is the eternal, self-existent One, and has revealed himself as one being in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; Luke 3:22).
God the Father exists eternally as the Creator of heaven and earth, the Giver of the Law, to whom all things will be subjected, so that He may be all in all (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:28).
The Lord Jesus Christ was and is the eternal Son of God. He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. The Scriptures declare His sinless life, ministry of miracles, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, and abiding intercession (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; 28:6; Luke 1:31,35; 24:39; Hebrews 1:3; 7:25‑26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9; 2:22; 2:33; 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:9-11).
The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son and is ever present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, sanctifying the believer into Christlikeness and all truth, and empowering the believer for ministry (John 14:26; 16:8‑11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14‑16; Acts 1:8).
Man was created good and upright in the image and likeness of God. However, man chose to sin and disobey God, which resulted in alienation from God, thereby incurring not only physical death but spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:16-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
The only way of salvation is through Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is a gift of God’s grace received through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus who died for our sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. By His atoning blood, salvation has been provided for all humanity through the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross. (Luke 24:47; John 3:5-6; Romans 8:16; 10:8-15; Ephesians 2:8; 4:24; Titus 2:11-12, 3:4-7; 1 John 5:1)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and is the privilege of all Christians in answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).
The church is the body of Christ and the habitation of God through the Spirit, a witness to the kingdom of God in the present world, and universally includes all who are born again (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Romans 14:17-18; 1 Corinthians 4:20).
We believe that the mission of the church is to (1) worship God through Jesus Christ, (2) evangelize the spiritually lost of the world through the power of the Holy Spirit, (3) build up and train believers for spiritual ministry, and (4) demonstrate compassion to all who suffer (Matthew 28:19-20; 10:42; Ephesians 4:11-13).
Baptism in water by immersion is expected of all who have repented and believed. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:4748; Romans 6:4).
The Lord’s Supper is a memorial and proclamation of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, to be shared by all believers until the Lord returns (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34).
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God. In experience, it is both instantaneous and progressive. It is produced in the life of the believer by his daily appropriation of the power of Christ’s blood and risen life through the person of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit draws the believer’s attention to Christ, teaches him through the Word, and produces the character of Christ within him (Romans 6:1-11; 8:1-2,13; 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 10:10, 14).
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing upon the believer of power and gifts for life and service for Christ. All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek this promise from the Father according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth and is received by faith. It is initially evidenced by the manifestation of speaking in another language as the Spirit gives utterance and then accompanied by a greater dedication to God and his work (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 10:44-46; 11:14-17; 15:7-9; 19:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-13).
Jesus promised that he will rapture the church, and after a period of great tribulation, will return a second time to reign for a thousand years. Afterward, there will be a final judgment in which unbelievers, Satan, and demons will be sentenced to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. God will make a new heaven and a new earth in which believers in Christ will live with the Lord forever (John 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 1:7; 7:14; 19:11-14, 20; 20:1-6,11-15; 21,22).