Our beliefs about God are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:10, 26; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6; I John 5:7; Revelation 4:11.
Our beliefs about Christ are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-2, 14, 18; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-19.
The Holy Spirit
Our beliefs about the Holy Spirit are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: John 14:16-17; Acts 5:3-4, 32; Romans 8:14; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; I Peter 1:2.
Satan and Angels
We believe that the angels are holy beings created to serve God and worship Him. Those angels who rebelled against God are known as demons, and they follow Satan.
Our beliefs about Satan and angels are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 6:2-4; 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:13-17; Matthew 4:2-11; 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 12:3-4, 7-11; 20:10.
Our beliefs about man are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:1-13; 6:5-6; Psalm 14:1-3; 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6; Romans 3:10-19; 5:12; 6:23; 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19.
Our beliefs about sin are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: John 3:16-17; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Hebrews 9:22; I John 1:6-9; Revelation 21:4; 22:3.
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ and can never be lost.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that as a result of salvation every true believer has immediate access to the Father through our only mediator Jesus Christ without the need for a human priest to act as intercessor.
We believe in full consecration and separation by those who profess Christ. God commands his people to separate from religious apostasy, willfully disobedient Christians, and all sinful pleasures, practices and associations. Total devotion to the Lord is the greatest need for building a strong church.
Our beliefs about salvation are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Matthew 26:28; John 1:12-13, 29; 3:3-8, 16; 5:24; 10:28-29; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:24-26; 8:35-39; 10:9-10; 12:1-2; 14:12-23; I Corinthians 6:19-20; II Corinthians 5:14; 6:14-7:1; Philippians 1:6; II Timothy 3:5; Hebrews 10:5-22; I Peter 2:24; 3:18; I John 1:7; 2:15-17; 3:18; II John 9-11; Jude 1.
We hold to the autonomy of the local church. It has the absolute right of self-government, free from interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations. While we believe it is right to obey human authorities over us, we also believe that the one authority to whom we are ultimately responsible is the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the separation of church and state, meaning that we reject as unbiblical the idea of a state church as much as we reject the idea of the state interfering in the affairs of the churches.
We believe that it is scriptural for local churches to cooperate in contending for the faith and proclaiming the gospel. However, each local church has the right to decide how and to what extent it will cooperate. We believe that the local church should avoid cooperation or alliances with churches or organizations that deny the clear teachings of Scripture. Likewise, each member of the local church shall seek to live a holy life, separating himself from and forsaking all that might dishonor God, discredit His cause, or weaken his own personal testimony.
We believe that there are two offices of the local church: pastor (also known in Scripture as elder, bishop, and overseer) and deacon. These offices have scriptural qualifications that limit these offices to being held only by spiritually mature men.
We believe that Christ instituted two ordinances for the local church—baptism and the Lord’s Supper (also referred to as the Lord’s Table or Communion). Baptism by immersion is commanded by Christ and beautifully pictures His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism identifies the believer as a Christian and is the sign of fellowship with other believers. The Lord’s Supper commemorates and proclaims Christ’s death and is to be observed regularly until He returns. We believe that the elements of the Lord’s Supper are symbolic representations of the body and blood of Jesus and are intended to help believers commune with their Lord.
Our beliefs about the church are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Matthew 16:16-19; 22:37-40; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 6:3; 8:36-39; 10:47; 13:1-3; 15:13-32; 19:5; 20:17-28; Romans 6:3-4; I Corinthians 10:16; 11:2, 17-34; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-12; Philippians 1:6; Colossians 1:18; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:7-9; 3:5, 7, 14; Hebrews 13:7; Revelation 1:5.
Our beliefs about future events are derived from, but not limited to, the following Scriptures: Zechariah 14:4-11; Matthew 24:29-31, 36-44; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 2:7-10; Titus 2:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6.