1) Jesus is both fully God and fully man (John 1:1, 14; 8:24; Col.
2:9; 1 John 4:1-4).
2) The resurrection of Christ -- Jesus rose from the dead physically
(John 2:19-21; 1 Cor. 15:14).
3) Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone (Rom. 5:1; Eph. 2:8-9;
Gal. 3:1-2; 5:1-4).
4) The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus according
to the scriptures (1 Cor. 15:1-4; Gal. 1:8-9).
5) Monotheism -- There is only one God (Exodus 20:3; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,
6) God exists as a Trinity of persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Mat 28:19; 1 Cor 12:4-6, Isaiah 48:16)
7) Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary (Mat 1:18; Luke 1:34-35).
8) Salvation is through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to God the
Father (John 14:6).
The Word of God. The Bible is the inspired
word of God, true in all that it claims to be true, without error
in the original manuscripts. It is our final standard of faith and
The Trinity. There is one living and
true God who is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being,
wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, loyal love and truth who
is one in essence, but eternally existent in three persons, the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, each having precisely the same nature, attributes,
and perfections, and each worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence,
Jesus Christ. We believe in the deity
of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life,
in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed
blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand
of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit has come into the
world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of
Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new
life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual
birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power
and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.
Mankind. We believe that mankind was
were created in the image of God as creatures with free will and given
power and authority over God's creation. We believe that all people
are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin,
but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered
to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents
of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting
Him to save them, that person has been born again and sealed by the
Holy Spirit, that person's sins are forgiven, and that person is an
adopted child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
The Church. Christ's Universal Church
is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus
Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together
in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
We believe that local Christian churches can best promote
the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another, supporting
each other, aiding each other and fellowshipping together.
Christian Conduct. We believe a Christian
should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellowmen;
that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should
be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek
to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in
The Ordinances. We believe the ordinances given
to the local church are two, baptism and the Lord's supper: that baptism
is by immersion of believers, thus portraying the death, burial, and
the resurrection of Jesus Christ; that the Lord's Supper is the partaking
of the bread and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the
broken body and shed blood of Christ.
The Last Things. We believe in the
personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Earth and
the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of
the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous
and the endless suffering of the wicked.