Section A – The Holy Scriptures

We teach the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.  (2Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matt. 5:18; John 16:12, 13)

Section B – The Godhead

We teach the Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.  (Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14)

Section C – The Person and Work of Christ

1.We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.  (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35)
2.We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice and that our justification is made sure by His literal physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3;24, 25; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2:24; Eph. 1:7)
3.We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.  (Acts 1;9, 10; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1, 2)

Section D – The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

1.We teach that the Holy Spirit is a person, the third person of the Godhead, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.  (John 16:8-11; 2 Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13, 14)
2.We teach that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 27; Eph. 5:18)

Section E – The Total Depravity of Man

We teach that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26, 27; Rom. 3:22, 23; 5:12; Eph. 2:3, 12)

Section F – Salvation

We teach that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.  (Eph. 2:5-10; John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18, 19)

Section G – The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

1.We teach that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37 – 40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5)
2.We teach that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.  (Rom. 6:1-5; 3:13, 14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)

Section H – The Two Natures of the Believer

We teach that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural. (Rom. 6:13; 8:12, 13; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9)

Section I – Separation

We teach that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord, and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God.  (2 Tim. 3:1-5; Rom. 12:1, 2; 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Cor. 6:14 – 7:1)

Section J – Missions

We teach that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word of the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:19, 20)

Section K – The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

1.We teach that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors and teachers, are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today.( 1 Cor. 12:4-11; 2 Cor. 12:12; Eph. 4:7-12)
2.We teach that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted.  (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15; James 5:13-16)

Section L – The Church

1.We teach that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, began on the Day of Pentecost and is a spiritual entity made up of all born-again persons of this present age.  ( Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Acts 2:1)
2.We teach that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 28:-32; 1 Tim.3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
3.We teach the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.  (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 2 Cor. 5:4-7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-4)
4.We teach two ordinances: Believer’s Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.  (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; 18:8; 1 Cor. 11:23-34)

Section M – The Personality of Satan

We teach that Satan is a person, the tempter in the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire.  (Job 1:6, 7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10)

Section N – The Second Advent of Christ

We teach the “Blessed Hope”, the personal, imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones, and the literal and complete fulfillment of all prophesies and promises set forth in scripture. (1 Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6; John 14:1-3)

Section O – The Eternal State

We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46; John 5:28, 29; 11:25, 26; Rev. 20:5, 6 12, 13)