We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of
the following accepted canon of the scriptures as originally
given: Official canonization of the New Testament Books of the
Bible Ė Council of Carthage, 397 A.D. (II Timothy 3:16; I
We believe in the eternal Godhead who has revealed
Himself as One God existing in three persons: Fathers, Son and
Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible (Matt 28:19; II
We believe in the creation, test and fall of man
as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and
inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 5:12,18).
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of
men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very
God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried
and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His
disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to
heaven, his exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming
again the second time for the church. (John 14:21,23: I
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace,
through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of
the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins
(Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrew 9:12; Romans 5:11).
We believe in the necessity of water baptism by
immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal
Godhead, in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew
28:19; Acts 2:34-39; 10:47,48; 19:1-6).
We believe in the infilling work of the Holy
Spirit as an experience essential for every believer. We also
embrace the phenomena of speaking in tongues as an acceptable
manifestation of that experience (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46;
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the
Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12:1-14, and as manifested
in the Early Church
We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of
separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the
fear of God as an expression of the Christian Faith (Ephesians
5:8; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:11).
We believe in the healing of the body by divine
power, or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the
Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James
We believe in the Lordís Table, commonly called Communion or
the Lordís Supper for believers (I Corinthians 11:28-32).
We believe in eternal life for believers (John
3:16; 5:24) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48;
II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe in the reality and personality of
Satan, and the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew
25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe that the biblical form of church
government is theocratic, consisting of a senior minister under
apostolic authority, who qualifies on the basis of the call of
God, spiritual life, domestic life, character, and ability to
rule, along with plurality of eldership
(I Timothy 3).