The Scriptures, in their original writings, are the verbal,
plenary inspired Word of God, without error, infallible,
and the complete revelation of His will and the final authority
in all matters on which it speaks.
There is only one true God, Creator of all things, infinitely
perfect and eternally existing in three persons; Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all
the attributes of Deity and characteristics of personality.
Jesus Christ is God, the living Word who became flesh by
being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin
Mary. He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned
for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute,
thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation
for all who trust in Him alone. Jesus arose bodily from
the dead, ascended into heaven and sat down at the right
hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between
God and man, continually makes intercession.
In Adam, man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary
transgression fell; making all men sinners, not only by
nature, but by choice; therefore all are under just condemnation.
In this depraved condition, man is unable to restore himself
and please God.
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace
and not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or
goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness
to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation,
and thereby justifies them in His sight.
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify
Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He
convicts, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals, sanctifies
guides, teaches, and empowers the believer. Baptism by water
is an outward testimony of a regenerate life and identification
To receive the free gift of salvation and eternal life,
sinners must be "born again" by believing, by
faith, in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. This is
accomplished solely by the grace of God and by the power
of the Holy Spirit. Once joined to Jesus Christ, the believer
can have the assurance of never being separated from "the
love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
The Church is composed of all those, living and dead, who
truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and are
united together in the Body of Jesus Christ of which He
is the Head.
At physical death, the believer in Christ enters immediately
into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits
the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory. The unbeliever
enters immediately into conscious separation from the Lord
and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting condemnation.
Jesus Christ will return to the earth personally, bodily, and visibly.