The Bible is Fully Inspired & Authoritative
The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of
God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
The One True God
The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven
and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of
relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).
The Deity of the Lord Jesus
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare his:
- Virgin birth
(Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)
- Sinless life
(Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)
(Acts 2:22; 10:38)
- Substitutionary work on the cross, paying for our sins
(1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- Bodily resurrection from the dead
(Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
- Exaltation to the right hand of God
(Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9, 11; Hebrews 1:3)
The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
However, man by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also
spiritual death, which is separation from God.
(Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Conditions of Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)
The Evidences of Salvation
The direct witness of the Holy Spirit to the believer’s spirit, is the inward evidence of salvation (Romans 8:16). A life of righteousness and true holiness, is the outward evidence to all men.
(Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)
The Ordinances of the Church
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and have been raised with him, to walk in newness of life.
(Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4)
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of his second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till he comes!”.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should eagerly expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.