This is What We Believe
1. There is one true God, a Spirit experienced by man as three Divine Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
2. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person.
3. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
4. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.
5. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.
6. Man is created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine judgement which, without Christ, ultimately leads to condemnation.
7. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God with that nature. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal evidenced by the testimony of the Holy Spirit.
8. Believing in and following Christ is not a simple agreement or idea, but a complete and personal change and commitment of one's essence to the Will of God.
9. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their active faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight.
10. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they truly accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.
11. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit to the point that he/she will strive to deny fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, and bear the spiritual fruit of God according to the seasons that He orchestrates.
12. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. The Body, which is composed of all men, physically living and dead, is joined to Him through true and living faith.
13. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in spiritually maturing practices, for edification and correction through the Scriptures, and for mutual encouragement and work in His harvest field through the evangelism of our communities.
14. At physical death there will be a judgement in which the atoned sins of the believer will be pardoned, because of relationship with and submission to Christ, who purifies through blood. Contrarily, the unbeliever, who is naked in their imperfection and not covered by the Perfect purifying blood of Christ, will be found disharmonious with the Perfection that is God and cast away from God eternally.
15. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
16. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."