Beliefs

  1. The plenary, verbal, Divine inspiration of the Scriptures, consisting only of the 39 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books, in the original language, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility, and, as the Word of God, the supreme and final authority in faith and life;
  2. The triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Sovereign Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of the universe;
  3. The essential, absolute eternal Deity; and the real and proper, but sinless, humanity of our lord Jesus Christ;
  4. His birth of the Virgin Mary;
  5. His substitutionary, expiatory death;
  6. His resurrection from among the dead in the same body in which He was crucified, and the bodily return of this same Jesus to the earth in power and great glory to judge the earth and establish His millennial Kingdom;
  7. That the “blessed hope” of the Christian is the personal, premillennial, pretribulational, and imminent coming of our lord and Savior Jesus Christ to gather the Church “which is His body” unto Him;
  8. That the Holy Spirit enters, seals and baptizes one the moment he is born into the family of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and that He endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and empowers the believer;
  9. Salvation, the effect of regeneration by the Spirit and the Word, not by works but by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ;
  10. The abiding presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit in each regenerate life;
  11. The everlasting bliss of the saved in heaven, and the everlasting suffering of the lost in the lake of fire;
  12. The real spiritual unity in Christ of all who are redeemed by His precious blood;
  13. The necessity of maintaining, according to the Word of God, the purity of the Church in doctrine and life;
  14. The obligation of obedience in the command of Christ to evangelize the world and to establish local churches.