We believe the Bible is God’s Word, communicated to and through apostles and prophets who spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. As such, the Bible is "God breathed," inerrant and infallible, and the final authority in matters of doctrine and life. We believe in One God, eternally existent in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The persons of the Triune Godhead are one in essence, co-equal in power and glory.
We believe that God, by His Word, created all that is, seen and unseen, that He sovereignly rules over all He created, and that He sustains all things by His providence.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the eternal Son of the Father, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary without the stain of original sin. In the birth of Jesus, God and man were joined in one person; He is fully God and fully man. This Jesus lived on the earth He created, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day, He rose from the dead. He ascended to heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that humanity, first, in the person of Adam, then, in all those descended from Adam, were created in the image of God, and that man’s chief end was, is and forever will be to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Adam’s sin of disobedience to the Word of God incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death, not only for him, but also for all mankind. In this state of sinfulness, humanity has, universally, become the rightful object of God’s wrath, and is incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. We are, in short, wholly depraved.
We believe that salvation, the remedy to man’s fallen state, is accomplished by grace through faith to all who believe; that Christ Jesus, through His substitutionary death, provides pardon, righteousness, and justification to those who embrace that substitutionary death. He paid the penalty for our sins, and we are, thus, made righteous through faith in Him, wholly apart from any deeds of our own. Good deeds are the result of, not the cause of, our salvation.
We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of Christ, made up of all who have trusted Him for salvation. The One supreme authority for the church is Christ Jesus, her head, and the Church is entrusted with the work of carrying on the work of Christ in this world by the proclamation of His Word and the mutual edification of its members.