We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons—
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature,
coequal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
(Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 14:10, 26; 2 Cor. 13:14)
God our Father is good, He is just and kind. He is perfect in every way, all-knowing, all-powerful, always present. He adopts all of those as His own who call upon Him to save them from their sins. He hears and answers our prayers.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent to earth as a sacrifice for our sins. He is the Savior of the world, born of the virgin Mary, sacrificed on the cross, and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life in Heaven. He ascended to the right hand of the Father until He comes again to judge the living and the dead.
The Holy Spirit is God and indwells in every believer. The Spirit is given to believers to grow them more like Christ, discern right from wrong, and help them turn from their old sinful ways. Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit to empower us to be more like Christ, to be witnesses and lights for Him.
We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons. (1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor.11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27) We believe 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)
Salvation is by the grace of God through our faith in Him. It is not a result of works or our own "good" deeds (Ephesians 2:8-9). Because all have sinned and fall short of God's perfection, we face an eternity in hell. But Jesus Christ provides salvation through his sacrifice on the cross and resurrection. All who repent of their sins and receive Christ as their personal Savior are justified by the blood of Jesus. As a result, they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life in Heaven. John 3:16, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:18-19.
The Bible is the holy word of God. It is our sole authority and can not be added to, subtracted from, or substituted for any other authority. The scriptures are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and are without error. Through His word, God reveals Himself and His plan of redemption for man through Jesus Christ. The scriptures should be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The King James version is our official church translation. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21