The Bible:

We believe God inspired all of sixty-six books of the Bible so that man would be equipped and competent in every good work [2 Tim. 3:16-17].  In this He superintended as the authors wrote using their own creative styles, personalities and abilities yet retaining God’s intent for man [2 Pet. 1:20-21].  We believe God has preserved His complete Word for us today (Matt. 5:18).  God’s Word has been given to man in its totality [Rev. 22:18-19].  God’s word is the sole authority for the believer (1 Pet. 3:15).  It is the inherent Word of God, meaning it is without error and is completely true and relevant at any time and in any culture.  It is absolutely correct in matters pertaining to history, science, doctrine, ethics, morals, and in all matters pertaining to life in the past, present, and future [Deut. 32:4; 2 Sam. 7:28; John 10:35; Rom. 3:4; 2 Tim. 3:16-17].

The Trinity:

We believe the Trinity is made up of the three persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Spirit.  They are all equally or fully God.  They are three in one.  That is three distinct persons one being.  Each member of the Godhead relates differently to creation  [Deut. 4:35; 6:4; Acts 5:30-32; Heb. 1:1-3; 9:14; 1 Pet. 1:2; Psalm 86:10; Isaiah 43:10-11; 44:6-8; 45:18; Mark 12:29].

The Father:

We believe God the Father is the first person of the Trinity [1 Pet. 1:2] and is a distinct person from the Son or the Holy Spirit [Rom. 1:17; 9:5; Jn. 1: 1-2]. The person of God relates to mankind in His central work in the creation universe [Gen. 1:1].  The Father is sovereign over all of His creation [Rev. 6:9].  He is the designer and originator of the plan of redemption. [Eph. 1:3-6].

Jesus Christ:

We believe God the Son is the second member of the Trinity [1 Pet. 1:2] and a distinct person from the Father or the Holy Spirit [Jn. 1: 1-2].  The person of the Son relates to mankind in the objective work of salvation [Jn. 3:16; Col. 1:19-20].  Christ was both equally God and equally man [Phil. 2:5-9] who lived a life we could not live [2 Cor. 5:21] and died a death we deserved to die [Rom. 3:23].  Christ is prophet, priest and king [Matt. 13:57; Jn. 17; Ps. 45:6, Jn. 18:36].

The Holy Spirit:

We believe God the Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity [Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14] and a distinct person from the Father or the Son [Rom. 8:2].  The Holy Spirit relates to mankind in the sanctifying work of salvation [1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 3:16, 20].

The Gospel:

The Gospel in brief is God sending Christ in human flesh to earth [Phil. 2:5-11] to live a sinless life that no man could live [2 Cor. 5:21], to die a death we deserved to die [1 Cor. 15:3], as a substitute for man so that all who receive the free gift of God may place their full trust in Christ [Rom. 10:9].  Christ is our substitute in that He bore the full blow of God’s wrath for man’s sin [Rom. 3:23] by dying on the cross, shedding His blood to bring us back into a right relationship with God [Col. 1:20].

The Church:

The local church is the visible representation of the larger universal church composed of saved and baptized believers who gather on a consistent and regular basis for the purpose of worshipping, growing spiritually from doctrine, and fellowshipping together. It is the means by which Christ predominantly carries out His plan [Acts 2:41-42; 1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Thess. 1:1; Rev. 2:1].

The End Times:

We believe that those who die pass into eternity in heaven with God while their bodies await resurrection when Christ returns [Rom. 6:5; Phil. 1:23] and grants them a glorified body.  All believers will then be presented before the Judgment Seat of Christ they will be judged and rewarded for their works on earth [1 Cor. 3:13-15; 2 Cor. 5:10].  All other human beings await the second resurrection after the Millennium where they will be then cast into hell for all of eternity separated from God as just punishment for their rejection of God [2 Thess. 1:6-9; Rev. 20:11-15]. Following this is an eternity for believers dwelling in joy with Christ in the New Heaven and Earth [Rev. 21,22].