The Bible is our all-sufficient rule of faith and conduct.
In the inspired Word of God.
The Scriptures, both the old and the New Testaments, contains the verbally, inspired, and authoritative Word of God.
2Timothy 3:15-17;1 Thessalonians. 2:13; 2Peter 1:21
There is but one living and true God.
God has chosen to reveal himself as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are on God the same in substance, equal in power and glory. A Trinity in unity.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and man.
Jesus Christ is perfect God and perfect man.
John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews. 1:10
As the eternal Son of God we believe:
1.He was born of a virgin. Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35
2.He led a sinless life. Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22
3.He performed miracles. Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38
4.He died on the cross for our sins. 1Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians5:21
5.He rose bodily from the dead. Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1Corinthians 15:4
6.He sits at the right hand of the Father. Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3
7.He will visibly return again. Acts 1:10,11
The sinfulness of man.
When Adam and Eve fell from their original righteousness and communion with God they became dead in sin. From this original sin our natures became sinful.
Because of the sinfulness of man, sinful man is inclined to serve his own will instead of God.
Psalms 36:1; Jeremiah 17:9 The salvation of man
The Bible teaches that God has provided salvation for man in the person and work (life, ministry, vicarious death, and resurrection) of his son Jesus Christ.
1. Conditions or what is necessary to salvation; repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
2. Mark 1:15; Mark 3:19; Mark 16:31; John 3:16
The sanctification of the believer.
With salvation we are set apart from sin and dedicated to God for fellowship and service. This sanctification is both instant and progressive in the life of the saint.
1Thessalonians 4:7; 1Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:4; 1Peter 1:2
The baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The purpose of the baptism is to empower or energize us for service. This is evidenced by the initial physical signs of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4
The Church and its Mission.
The Church are those regenerate persons who are gathered together in Christ the head of the church; through which the gospel is preached and believers are nurtured.
Matthew 28:19; 20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1Corinthians 14:12
1.To accomplish the work of the ministry we believe in the priesthood of the believer.
Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:9
2.And in the ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.
The Ordinances of the Church.
There are two ordinances (authoritative order, decree) that we observe and practice.
1.Water baptism by immersion: all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are eligible for water baptism.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47; Romans 6:4
2.Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. “Do it in remembrance” declares the Lord’s death and as such a memorial.
1Corinthians 11:24; 1Kings 22:19
”You do show the Lord’s death” is an act of faith in the atoning work of Christ and as a proclamation.
1 Corinthians 11:26
“Till He comes” is a statement of anticipation of the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and as such our hope.
Jesus Christ is our Divine Physician who according to His will, sovereignty, graciousness, and mercy can heal the sick.
Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16
The Second Coming of Christ.
His coming will be personal, visible, and glorious.
John 14:3; Acts 1:10,11; Hebrews 9:28; Philippians 3:20; Zechariah 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Colossians. 3:4; Revelation 1:7
The dead in Christ will rise, then the redeemed that are alive shall be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air.
1Corinthians 15:51,52; 1Thessalonians 4:17; 2Thessalonians. 2:1; Titus 2:13
With the Second Coming of Christ will begin the thousand year reign of Christ over an earthly kingdom.
The Final Judgment.
Known as the “Great White Throne Judgment” it describes the judgment of all the wicked dead.
A New Heaven and a New Earth.
Heaven and earth will have a new beginning. Heaven and Earth have awaited their redemption and will be restored in harmony and order, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Psalms 102:25,26; Isaiah 34:4; Isaiah. 51:6; 17,18; Romans 8:22; 2Peter 3:10,13