• About the Godhead-YHWH the Creator, Ruler and Preserver of the universe is the only one living and true God. He is both a spiritual and personal Being, infinite and holy. He has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each having distinct personal attributes, but without division in nature, essence or being. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
  • About Jesus Christ-The only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin without a human father, 100% God and 100% Man. He is coequal with the Father, lived a sinless life and offered Himself up as a living sacrifice to pay the price for our sins. After three days in the grave He rose from the dead, appeared to His disciples, ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father awaiting the day when He will receive His Bride, the Church, and soon thereafter return to establish His kingdom here on earth. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10- 30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
  • About the Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and Son in nature and essence and as such is divine, yet possesses distinct personal attributes. He is present in the world to draw humankind to Christ. He indwells each believer from the moment of salvation and provides us with power for living as He energizes, enlightens and constrains us in the ways of holiness. (II Corinthians 3:17, 3 John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
  • About Mankind- Made in the image of God, mankind is a tri-part being consisting of body, soul and spirit. Through a disobedient action of freewill, mankind fell from grace resulting in a sin nature that was transferred to the entire human race. Incapable of regaining a right relationship with God under his own merits, man must choose to place his trust in the sacrificial work of Christ on the cross as an offering to the Father for his sins. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2)
  • About Salvation- Salvation is a Gift to man, given out of a heart of love and compassion from His Creator who chose rather to die in man’s place than lose His beloved forever. Salvation is wholly of God and cannot be obtained by good works or self-improvement. Apart from God, man is entirely depraved. Only by trusting in Christ’s substitutional sacrifice as a means of forgiveness can he be saved from the penalty of sin and restored to the fellowship he once knew before his fall from grace. Eternal Life begins the moment an individual receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Those who reject the offer of salvation will spend a Christless eternity in Hell - a literal place of burning torment. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
  • About Eternal Security- We believe both in the sovereignty of God and the freewill of man. As a result, we recognize the difficulty in reconciling the two within the parameters of our finite minds. The scriptures teach that our justification before God rests upon the finished work of Christ alone and forever remains the unchanging grounds of the believer’s faith. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit alone testifies to this fact. Freewill chooses, the Holy Spirit enlightens, and the Sovereignty of God secures. (John 10:29, II Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14, I Peter 1:3-5)
  • About the Bible- We believe the scriptures to be written by men divinely inspired and as such are a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. The Bible has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God will judge; and therefore is, and will remain until the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)