DOCTRINAL BELIEFS

 

The Bible

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible, as well as 

the absolute inerrancy, infallibility, divine preservation and authority 

of the Word of God.  We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New 

Testaments to be: 

 Given by Revelation                  (2 Peter 1:20-21) 

 Written by Inspiration                (2 Timothy 3:15-16) 

 Kept by Preservation                (Psalms 12:6-7) 

 Accurate in Translation             (Matthew 5:18) 

 Understood by Illumination       (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

 

God 

We believe in one true God, triune in being, eternally existing in three 

Persons, manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; co-equal, 

co-eternal, co-essential, each being infinitely perfect deity. God is 

Creator and Sustainer of all things. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; 

Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

 

Jesus 

We believe in the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious atoning 

death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to the 

scripture. (Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:26-31; I Peter 2:21-22; Hebrews 

10:10-14; Rom 8:34, Acts 1:10-11, 2:22-24; Revelation 1:13-18)

 

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, apart from works. 

The conditions of salvation are repentance of sin and personal faith in 

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Luke 13:3,5; Romans 

10:9-13). We believe that Jesus died for everyone and will save anyone 

who will believe in him, (John 3:16). 

We believe that man is justified by faith, and is accounted as righteous 

before God, only through the blood of Jesus Christ.  (Romans 1:17; 

Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5)

 

Security of the believer

We believe a person who repents, believes in and accepts by faith, Jesus Christ as  Lord and Savior is saved once and always. That person is eternally secure and can never lose his/her salvation.   (John 3:16; 

John 10:28-29; Rom. 8:38-39)

 

Church 

We believe in and support the local church, composed of born-again, 

baptized believers, not simply as an organization, but as a living 

organism with Jesus Christ as the Head and the Holy Spirit as the 

Heart.  (Eph. 1:22-23; Rom. 5:5) 

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of putting 

us into the spiritual body of Christ as His children.  (1Cor. 12:13; 

Eph. 4:4-6) We believe there are two ordinances of the New Testament church: First,

baptism in water, by immersion, to show the death and burial of the old 

life, and resurrection that points to the believer's new life and walk. 

Second, the Lords' Supper that shows forth Jesus' death and second 

coming.  (Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-4; I Corinthians 11:26)

 

Second Coming

We believe the Bible teaches the second coming of Jesus will be two 

distinct and separate events, divided by a seven year period, called 

the Great Tribulation. We believe in the pre-tribulational catching up 

(rapture) of the church, and seven years later, in the personal, 

physical and visible pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to establish 

His earthly kingdom, in which He will rule and reign from His throne in 

Jerusalem for 1,000 years. After then the eternal state will be ushered 

in as per Revelation 21. (Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-52; I 

Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 3:10)

 

Judgment

We believe in the everlasting, conscious blessedness of all the saved, in 

heaven, in the presence of God, as well as the everlasting conscious, 

punishment, in hell, of the lost separated from the presence of God. 

(John 14:1-6; Acts 16:31; Revelation 21-22; Mark 9:42-48; Revelation 

20:11-15)