We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God will judge us and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world.
We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God. He is an infinite intelligent Spirit whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme ruler of heaven and earth. He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy ghost; equal in every divine perfection.
The True God
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God as well as the son of man. He was born of a Virgin birth, was crucified for our sins, and rose again on the third day. He is now seated on the right hand of the Father interceding on the behalf of mankind. He is the way, the truth and the life; no one has access to the Father without first acknowledging him. Jesus Christ will return to receive the bride, which is the church, one without a spot or wrinkle.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third being in the Trinity. He is the comforter that was sent to man after the crucifixion and ascension of Jesus Christ. He is our teacher and guide; He will abide with the church for all eternity.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again. Regeneration consists of giving a holy disposition to the mind. It is manifested in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit. In connection with divine truth, it secures our voluntary obedience to the gospel which produces holy fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life.
Grace in Regeneration
We believe that justification includes the pardon of sin and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness. It is bestowed not in consideration of any works of which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemers blood.
We believe that repentance and faith are inseparable graces wrought in our souls through regeneration by the Spirit of God.
Repentance and Faith
We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which he graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners. It is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable. It utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God and active imitation of his free mercy.
God's Purpose of Grace
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of his holiness. It is a progressive work that it is begun in regeneration. It is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter.
We believe that such only real believers will endure unto the end. Their perseverance in Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from the superficial believer. True believers are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
Perseverance of Saints
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. Observing the ordinances of Christ governed by his laws and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by his word. Its only scriptural officers are pastors and deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. It is a solemn example of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior; with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s Supper in which the member of the church by the sacred use of bread and wine commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by self-examination.
We believe that man was created in holiness under the law of his Maker but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state. In consequence of which all mankind became sinners and positively inclined to evil and therefore, under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is completely of grace. Through the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins. Having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in his wonderful person with divine perfections. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, and all-sufficient Savior.