There is one and only one living and true God…The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us in three distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being: God The Father, God The Son, Jesus, and God The Holy Spirit. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was miraculously born of a virgin, Mary. We believe that Jesus is fully and truly God, as though He were not man at all and fully and truly man, as though He were not God at all. Jesus is the God Man; the only mediator between God and man, and only Jesus saves from sin.
We believe that the Authorized King James Bible is God’s Holy Word today, having been translated from the original languages into English. The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. We believe that the canon of scripture is finished, and so we reject any ideas of advanced revelation.
Man is the special creation of God and was created in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race…The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
We believe that Satan, the Devil, was created by God as an angel and was given an important position in Heaven, but then he fell from that position through the sin of pride. Satan was able to persuade one-third of the angels to follow him in his rebellion. Those fallen angels became the demons. Satan and his demons work to persuade people to commit sin and, in particular, to reject the authority of Jesus and the Bible. Satan and the demons will be judged one day in Hell, which was prepared for the Devil and his angels.
Sin & Judgement
We believe that sin is the breaking of God’s law and all sin must be judged. God will judge those who commit sin at His Great White Throne Judgment. Those men and women whose sins are not covered by the blood of Jesus will join Satan and his Demons in Eternal punishment in the flames of Hell.
The Gospel & Salvation
We believe that the Gospel is the “Good News” of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The Gospel’s foundation surrounds the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. It has nothing at all to do with man’s works. Good works do not save. Bible doctrines do not save. Only Jesus saves. We therefore believe in telling people to turn from their sins and trust Jesus, so that He can save them from their sins. That is the Good News! Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. It is to be governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor and deacon is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. We believe that the institution of the local church was set up by Jesus. Attendance and membership in a local New Testament church is God’s plan for the believer, and is not to be forsaken.
The Lord's Day
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day…It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
We believe that God has dealt with man in different ways in the past, present, and future. We are currently in the Dispensation of the Church (Grace). Throughout all of history, throughout all dispensations, true salvation has always been and will always be by grace through faith in Jesus, apart from any works of man.