The Bible That the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and infallible Word of God, the necessary and complete revelation of His Will for the salvation of men, and is the ultimate authority for Christian faith and life.
The Trinity In the one true and living God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God’s Divinity That the triune God is the Creator, the Sustainer and Ruler of the Creation, but is prior to, and distinct from the Creation.
Man’s Nature That the first man, Adam, was created by God in His image, but fell from his original state by sinning against God, and hence incurred upon himself and all his posterity the guilt of sin, condemnation, and death; therefore, all mankind are in need of salvation, but are totally incapable of saving themselves.
God’s Grace That after the Fall, God, in His mercy and love, made provision for men’s redemption through the establishment of the covenant of grace with His people by the promise and the actual giving of the Savior Jesus Christ, whom to believe is justification and life.
Jesus Christ That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent by the Father, begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless and obedient life, suffered and died on the cross vicariously for the sins of His people who believe in Him; that God raised Him from the dead, exalted Him both as Lord and Christ, and gave Him the promise of the Holy Spirit for His Church.
Salvation of Man That men are saved by grace through faith in Christ in response to the Gospel preached, or otherwise presented, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through whom ransomed sinners became the sons of God and heirs of eternal life. That Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men; through His and only through Him the believer has access to the Father.
Life of a Believer That every believer is a new creature in Christ, and is called to walk in the Spirit, to die unto sin, and to live unto righteousness, and thereby manifest the fruit of the Spirit, conforming himself to the image of Christ; that good works are the fruit of the Christian life, and are not ways of justification.
Free Will That God alone is the Lord of our conscience, and that the believers are free from the commands of men which are contrary to, or in addition to, the Scriptures in matters of faith and conduct.
The Church That the church, consisting of all true believers, being Christ’s own and indwell by the Holy Spirit, is the Body of Christ, the invisible church; that the church is holy, universal and one in Christ; that the invisible church manifests itself in the visible church, the local congregations consisting all who profess to believe in Christ and are baptized; that as the people of God and a kingdom of priests, the church is called to grow unto the stature of the fullness of Christ and to fulfill her missionary work through the exercise of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in worship, sacraments, fellowship, discipline, and services.
Role of Believers In the priesthood of all believers, and the parity of the ministers and the laity.
Last Days That in the last day, as the consummation of redemption, Christ will come again personally and visible to the earth to judge the living and the dead; that there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believers through the Holy Spirit unto the inheritance of eternal life, and the unbelievers unto condemnation; and that a new heaven and a new earth will be ushered in.
Statement Regarding Gender, Sexuality, and Marriage According to Scripture, we believe that God wonderfully created humanity, male and female (Gen 1:26-27). We believe that Scripture celebrates marriage between a man and woman (Gen 2:18-25; Matt 19:3-6) as well as singleness as relational states that honor God (1 Cor 7:7). We believe that God desires healing, reconciliation, restoration, comfort, and peace for all people regardless of their standing with God (Rom 3:23; Rom 5:6-8; Isa 61).
Statement of Final Authority on Matters of Faith and Conduct The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of this Corporation’s beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of this organization’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our board of directors is the organization’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.