The Holy Scriptures

The Bible, consisting of both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, inerrant word of God. (Psalm 19: 7-9; 1 Cor. 2:7-14; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)


The One true God exists eternally in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–being one in essence and deserving all worship, obedience, honor and praise. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 45:5-7; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 8:4; 2 Cor. 13:14)


On the sixth day of creation, God created man in His image. Man was in a perfect, sinless state, and his purpose was to glorify God and live in obedient, joyful fellowship with Him. Adam’s sin conveyed a sin nature to all men with the one exception of Jesus Christ. Mankind became wholly depraved, incapable of pleasing God. Because of the fall, all men came under divine judgment and are in need of salvation. (Gen. 2:16-17, 3: 1-24; Isa. 43:7; Rom. 3:10-23; Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11)


Salvation is entirely of God. It is a sovereign gift of grace and mercy based not on any meritorious works or human righteousness, but rather on the basis of Jesus Christ’s redemptive and substitutionary death on the cross. God is sovereign in the salvation of the elect, yet man is responsible to come to Christ in faith. Those who truly trust in Christ for salvation are sealed by the Holy Spirit and are eternally secure. (John 1:12; 1 Cor. 1:4-9; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:4-7, 2:8-10, 4:30; Phil. 1:6; Titus 2:11-14, 3: 4-7; 1 Peter 1:2-5,18-19; Jude 24)


God gives each believer everything pertaining to life and godliness. Although believers are justified and freed from sin’s penalty at the moment of salvation, sanctification also has a progressive element in which the believer becomes more and more like Jesus Christ. Believers look forward to Heaven, where they will finally and eternally be without sin. (John 17:17; Rom. 6: 1-22; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 3:18; Gal. 5:16-25; Col. 3:9-10; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 2 Peter 1:3)

The Church

The Holy Spirit places all believers into the body of Christ in which they serve both God and one another. Christ is the head of the church, which is His bride. (1 Cor. 12:12-13; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22, 4:15, 5:23-32; Col. 1:18; Rev. 19:7-8)


At death, believers enter immediately into God’s presence, where they will live forever in a perfect, sinless state of glory. Unbelievers are eternally separated from God, receiving judgment and remaining in a state of eternal, conscious punishment. (John 17:3; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15, 21:1-27, 22:1-21)