1. The Bible – we affirm that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, though written by men (II Pet.1:21), were supernaturally inspired by God (II Tim. 3:16) so that all its words are the written, true revelation of God (Ps.12:6); it is therefore inerrant in the original (Ps.19:8, Pro.30:5, Is. 45:19) and authoritative in all matters (Matt.4:4). It is to be understood by all through the illumination of the Holy Spirit (Jn.14:26, 16:13-14). “Its meaning is derived by the historical, grammatical, and literal interpretation, comparing Scripture with Scripture (Acts 18: 24-28).” This opens to us the mind of God. This church uses the King James Bible only in all public teaching classes & preaching services, because of it’s faithfulness to the majority text (Rev. 22:18-19, Psalms 119, Prov.6:23, Acts 8:35, Rom.15:4, I Thess.2:13).
2. The Godhead – we affirm our belief in one God (Deut. 4:35, 6:4), infinite spirit (Jn.4:24), creator (Gen.1:1, Ps.100), and sustainer of all things (Neh.9:6), all powerful (Jn.1:3, Col.1:16-17), all knowing (Ps.147:5), all present (Ps.139:7-12), and eternally existing (Ps.90:2) in three persons (Matt.3:16, 28:19, I Jn.5:7): God the Father(Deut. 32:6-8, Is. 64:8, Mal.2:10), God the Son (Matt.1:23, Jn.5:23, I Tim.3:16), and God the Holy Spirit (Ps.104:30, Is. 40:12-31). These three are one in essence, but distinct in person and function.
3. The Creator – we affirm that all things were created by God (Ps.146:6, 148:1-5). Angels were created as ministering agents (Ps.104:4, Heb.1:7, 1:14), though some, under the leadership of Satan, fell from their sinless state to become agents of evil (Rev.12:9). The universe was created in six historical days (Gen.1:31) and is continuously sustained by God (Job 38:1-7, Jer.32:17, Col.1:16): thus it both reflects His glory and reveals His power and Godhead (Acts 14:17, Rom.1:20). Human beings were directly created, in the very image of God, not evolved. As reasoning moral agents, we are responsible under God for understanding and governing ourselves and the world (Gen.1:1,1:26, Ps.8:6, 100:3, Heb.4:13).
4. Jesus Christ – we affirm that the Lord Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity (Matt.1:18-23, 3:16, Jn.5:23, Phil. 2:6, Col.1:15-17, 2:9, I Tim.3:16, Heb.1:8).He is God. The Father sent Him from heaven (Is.7:14, 9:6, Matt.1:23, Jn.1:1-4, 1:14,Rom. 8:3, Phil. 2:7). He was conceived in the virgin Mary through a miracle of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 4:4). He lives forever as perfect God and perfect man: two distinct natures inseparably united in one person (Rom.14:9, I Cor.15:25-28, Eph. 1:20-23, Heb.2:8-18,I Jn.5:20, Rev.1:5).
5. The Savior – we affirm that Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice by the appointment of the Father (Jn.3:16, Rom. 8:32, I Jn.4:9-10). He fulfilled the demands of God by His obedient life (Jn.8:29, 13:3, 17:7-8), died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all (Jn.3:16, I Tim. 2:5, I Jn.2:2), was buried, and on the third day, He arose physically and bodily from the dead (Lu. 24:39, I Cor.15:1-7,Heb. 9:24-28). He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:10) where He now intercedes for all believers (Rom. 8:27, II Cor.5:21, Heb.7:25, 8:6, 9:24, I Pet. 2:24, 3:18, I Jn.2:1).
6. The Holy Spirit – we affirm that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (Matt.3:16, 28:19, I Jn.5:7-8), proceeding from the Father and the Son (Jn.14:16, 16:7),and equal in deity. He is the giver of all life (Gen.1:2, Job 26:13, Ps.104:30, 139:7-10),active in the creating and ordering of the universe; He is the agent of inspiration (II Pet.1:21) and the new birth (Jn.3:5, Rom. 8:16, Eph.1:13, I Jn.4:13). He allows God to dwell in all believers (Jn.14:16-17, 21, 23, I Cor.3:16). He restrains sin and Satan (Jn.16:7-9) and He indwells and sanctifies (I Cor.6:11) all believers.
7. Sin – we affirm that Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world (Gen.3:6, Rom.5:12). As a result, all persons are sinners from conception (Ps.51:5, Mk.7:21, Col.1:21), which is evidenced in their willful acts of sin (Pro.14:12,Jn.1:4-5, 3:19); and they are therefore subject to eternal punishment (Matt.7:13-14, 25:46,Mk.9:44-48, Jn.3:36, Rev.20:12-15) under the just condemnation of the holy God(Lu.12:46, Jn.3:18, 36, 5:39-47, Heb.2:3).
8. Salvation – we affirm that each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ (Jn.1:12, 3:16, 14:16, Acts 4:12, Rom.6:23, II Cor.5:21, I Thess.1:9-10, I Pet.2:24); through repentance of sin (Is.55:7, Acts 17:30, Rom. 3:10) and by faith alone in Him as Savior (Acts 13:38, Rom.3:28, Eph. 2:8, Titus 3:5). The believer is declared righteous (I Jn.3:7), redeemed (I Pet.1:18-25), adopted (Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:5-6), justified (Rom.3:24), sanctified (I Pet.1:2), and born again (Jn.3:5 ) through the Holy Spirit (I Cor.6:11, Gal.3:13), assured of being God’s child and having a home with Him (John 3:1-8, 5:24, 6:37-40, Jn.10:27-29, 14:1-3).
9. Holy living – we affirm that the Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again,conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed only in heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin (Matt. 4:4, John 14:16-17, 21, Rom.12:1-2, II Cor.3:18, 5:17, 10:3-5, Eph. 4:11-13, Phil.3:12, James 4:4).
10. The Church – we affirm that the church is a local assembly of saved and baptized believers (Matt.28:19-20, Acts 2:36-47, 8:26-38), under the discipline of the Word of God (Matt. 4:4, II Tim. 3:16, Eph. 5:9-21, Col. 3:16), and the Lordship of Christ (Eph. 5:23-24), organized to carry out the Lord’s commission to evangelize, to teach, and to administer the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s table (Rom. 6:3-4, I Cor.11:23-28). Its offices are pastors and deacons (Acts 20:28, Eph. 4:11-13, I Tim. 3:1-13), and it is self governing. It functions through the ministry of gifts given by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12,I Cor.12) to each believer (Rev. 2 & 3). How the church started – (Luke 6:13, Acts 1:15, I Cor. 12:27-28, Eph. 2:20, I Pet. 2:5-10).
11. Last Things – we affirm that the return of Christ for all believers could happen any moment (Matt. 24:42-44, Lu.19:13, I Cor.1:7, Phil.3:20-21, Col.3:24, I Thess.5:23, II Tim. 4:8, Titus 2:13, Ja.1:12, I Pet. 5:4, I Jn.2:28, Rev. 3:11). It will be followed by seven years of great tribulation (Dan 8:13-14, 9:27, 12:1-3, 12:11, Matt.24:3-51, Rev.11:3, 12:14,13:5), and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly kingdom for a thousandyears (Is.2:3-4, 4:2-6, 9:6-7, 11:4-10, 35:4-10, Dan.7:22, I Cor.6:2, Rev. 20:1-6).After this the unsaved will then be raised and judged according to their works and separated forever from God in the Lake of Fire (Dan.12:2, Matt. 24:21-44, 24:51, Rev. 20:7-15). The saved, having been raised, will live forever in fellowship with God (Job 19:26-27, Ps.91:14, Dan.12:3, Matt.13:41-43, 24:51, 25: 41, 46, Lu.16:23, Jn.5:29, Thess.4:17, Rev. 3:21).