the Bible is the verbal (every word) and plenary (complete) inspired
Word of God as contained in the original manuscripts. We believe
that the employment of a literal, grammatical/historical method
of interpretation--a face value hermeneutic--is the best method
of interpretation to discover the Scriptures intended meaning as
opposed to an allegorical or spiritualized interpretation.
there is but one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit.
in the Deity of Christ; His virgin birth; the shedding of His blood
for the atonement of His elect; His bodily resurrection; His ascension;
His return for the Church during her persecution at the hands of
Antichrist, before God's wrath is poured out on the rebellious world
that remains; and the establishment of His kingdom on earth over
which He will rule from Mount Zion.
in the existence of a personal devil, Satan, who was created perfect,
but willfully sinned and became the arch enemy of God and His creation.
We believe the ultimate defeat of Satan has been determined through
the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; to be executed by Christ
at the final satanic-lead revolt at the end of the 1,000 year reign
of Christ on earth.
that all men are by nature sinful and lost and that the regeneration
of each and every individual, by the Holy Spirit, is absolutely
essential for their salvation. We believe that men are justified
solely by means of God's grace through faith in the shed blood of
Jesus Christ; that man is totally unable to yield to the Lordship
of Christ, in himself; and that only God, in His sovereign wisdom,
love, and power, works to achieve the salvation of His chosen people.
that the Holy Spirit indwells, sanctifies, gifts, and empowers believers
for service, enabling them through obedience to the Word of God
to live lives of increasing holiness. We believe signs and wonders
were given in the apostolic era to authenticate and confirm the
apostles' message, but that today Scripture is the sole test of
the validity of a man's message. We believe Scripture offers limitations
on the exercise of glossolalia (speaking in an unlearned, known
language) in worship: (1) tongues are for a sign to unbelievers
and for the edification of the whole church and not the individual;
(2) only two or three individuals are to speak in turn and one is
to interpret; (3) and if no interpreter is present, no one is allowed
to speak in a tongue.
that the believer is eternally saved, once for all, when indwelled
by the Holy Spirit and that those who die in unbelief are consciously
and eternally condemned to the lake of fire.
Genesis 1-11 records the truthful and literal account of the creation,
the fall, the flood and the division of the nations. We believe
in a literal six-day, 24 hour-day creation, and a universal flood.
in water baptism by immersion, identifying the believer with the
death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ and that
the Lord's table is the commemoration of His death until He comes.
that the supreme mission of the Church is to glorify God and to
preach the Gospel to all the world, assisting the Holy Spirit in
the work of evangelism and instructing new believers on those things
Christ taught His disciples.
that it is the man's responsibility alone to pastor and/or oversee
the church (in the work of the elders), provided that he meet the
standards of leadership required by Scripture.