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We believe that by the inspiration of God, we are given the Scriptures. We understand the whole
Bible encouraged by holy men of God, were moved by the Holy Spirit, to write the very words we find
in the Scriptures. We also believe that all the Scriptures were designed for our practical instruction.
We believe that the whole Bible in its origin is without error. We believe that all the Scriptures center
on the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work in reference to His First and Second Coming. Hence
that no portion, of the Scriptures is correctly read or understood until it leads to Him.
(Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16, 17:2-3; 18:28; 26:22-23; 28:23;
Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21.)
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit - and that these are one God, precisely having the exact nature, attributes, perfections, and
worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience.
(Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14, 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:1-2; Hebrews 1:1-3;
Revelation 1:4-6.)
God the Father
God, as Father, reigns over His entire universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving,
all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father to those who have
become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father's hands.
(Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1
Corinthians 8:6, 15:24; Ephesians 4:6)
God the Son
We believe that, as provided and purposed by God and as pre-announced in the prophecies of the
Scriptures, the eternal Son of God came into this world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill
prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost world. To this end, He was born of the virgin and
received a human body and a sinless human nature.
(Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18; 3:16; Hebrews 4:15.)
We believe that, on the human side, He became and remained a perfect man and sinless throughout
His life. Yet He retained His absolute deity, being at the same time very God and very man, and His
earth-life sometimes functioned within the sphere of that which was human and sometimes within the
sphere of that which was divine.
(Luke 2:40; John 1:1-2; Phil.2: 5-8.)
We believe that in fulfillment of prophecy, He came first to Israel as her Messiah-King. Being rejected
by that nation, He gave His life as a ransom for all according to God's eternal counsels.
(John 1:11; Acts 2:22-24; 1 Tim. 2:6.)
We believe that, in infinite love for the lost, He voluntarily accepted His Father's will, became the
divinely provided sacrificial Lamb, and took away the world's sin, being the divine judgments against

sin which the righteousness of God must impose. His death was, therefore, substitutionary in the
absolute sense - the just for the unjust. He became the Savior of the lost by His death.
(John 1:29; Rom 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 Peter 3:18.)
We believe that according to the Scripture, Jesus rose from the dead. He arose in the same body,
though glorified, where He had lived and died. His resurrection body is the pattern of that body which
ultimately will be for all believers.
(John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21.)
On departing from the earth, we believe His Father accepted Him and that His acceptance is a final
assurance to us that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished.
(Hebrews 1:3.)
Finally, we believe He became Head over all things to the Church, which is His body, and in this
ministry, He ceases not to intercede and advocate for the saved.
(Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1.)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and
judgment), and that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead. That He baptizes (or
places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them
permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, fills
(controls) those who are yielding to Him.
Every believer is called to life, so in the power of the indwelling Spirit, He will not fulfill the lust of the
flesh but bear fruit to God's glory.
(John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
We believe God created an innumerable company of sinless, spiritual beings, angels. That one,
"Lucifer, son of the morning" - the highest in rank – sinned through pride, becoming Satan. A great
company of the angels followed him in his immoral fall, some of which became demons and were
active as his agents and associates in prosecuting his unholy purposes. In contrast, others who fell
are "reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
(Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; 1 Tim. 3:6; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6.)
We believe that Satan is the originator of sin and that, under the permission of God, he, through
subtlety, led Adam and Eve into transgression, thereby accomplishing their immoral fall and
subjecting them and their posterity to his power. He is the enemy of God and the people of God,
opposing and exalting himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped. He, who in the
beginning said, "I will be like the highest," in his warfare appears as an angel of light, even
counterfeiting the works of God by fostering religious movements and systems of doctrine. Systems
in every case are characterized by a denial of the efficacy of the blood of Christ and salvation by
grace alone.
(Gen. 3:1-19; Romans 5:12-14; 2Cor. 4:3-4; 11:13-15; Eph 6:10-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Tim. 4:1-

We believe that Satan was judged at the Cross, though not then executed, and that he, a usurper,
now rules as the "god of this world." Satan will be bound and cast into the abyss at the Second
Coming of Christ for a thousand years. After the thousand years, he will be loosed for a short season
and then "cast into the lake of fire and brimstone," where he "shall be tormented day and night forever
and ever."
(Colossians 2:15, Revelation 20:1-3, 10)
We believe that a great company of angels kept their holy estate and are before the throne of God,
from whence they are sent forth as ministering spirits to minister for them who shall be heirs of
(Luke 15:10; Hebrews 1:14; Revelation 7:11-12.)
We believe that man was made lower than the angels; and that, in His incarnation, Christ took this
quieter place for a bit of time so that He might lift the believer to His own sphere above the angels.
(Hebrews 2:6-10.)
We believe that man was created "in the image," after the likeness of God, and that he fell through
sin, and, as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins,
and that he became subject to the power of the devil. We also believe that the total depravity of
human nature has been transmitted to the entire human race of man, except for the Man Jesus Christ
hence that every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature that not only possesses no spark
of divine life but also is essentially and unchangeably bad apart from divine grace.
(Gen. 1:26; 2:17; 6:5; Psalms 14:1-3; 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:6; 5:40; 6:36; Romans 3:10-19; 8:6-7;
Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:6; 1 John 3:8.)
Salvation Only Through Christ
We believe that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again. There is no degree of
reformation, however great, no attainments in morality, however high, no culture however attractive,
and no baptism or other ordinance administered can help the sinner take even one step toward
heaven. But, a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the
Word, is essential to salvation, and only those saved are sons of God.
We also believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who was made to be sin and a curse for us, dying in our place. That no repentance, no faith,
no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church can
add in the very slightest degree to the value of the blood. Nor to the merit of the finished work
wrought for us by Him who united in His person true and proper deity with perfect and sinless
(Lev. 17:11; Isa 64:6; Matthew 26:28; John 3:7-18; Rom 5:6-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 6:15;
Ephesians 1:7; Phil. 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 23.)

We believe that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in Christ and that repentance is
a vital part of acknowledging and is in no way a separate and independent condition of salvation. Nor
are any other acts, such as confession, baptism, prayer, or faithful service, to be added to believing
as a condition of salvation.
(John 1:12: 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 6:29; Acts 13:39; 16:31; Romans 1:16-17; 3:22, 26; 4:5; 10:4; Gal.
The Extent of Salvation
We believe that when an unregenerate person exercises faith in Christ, they pass immediately out of
spiritual death into life and from the old creation into the new. Being justified from all things, accepted
before the Father, as Christ His Son is accepted, loved as Christ is loved, having his place and
portion as linked to Him and one with Him forever. However, the saved one may have occasion to
grow in the realization of his blessings and to know a fuller measure of divine power through yielding
his life more fully to God. They are at the moment of salvation, have every spiritual blessing, are
complete in Christ, and are in no way required by God to seek a so-called "second blessing" or a
"second work of grace."
(John 5:24; 17:23; Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:10; 1
John 4:17; 5:11-12.)
We believe regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which divine nature and life are
given (John 3:3-7). It is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit
through the instrumentality of the Word of God (John 5:24). When the repentant sinner, as enabled
by the Holy Spirit, responds in faith to the divine provision of salvation, then regeneration proceeds.
As demonstrated in righteous attitudes and conduct, fruits worthy of repentance manifest genuine
regeneration. Good works will be its proper evidence and fruit (1Corinthians 6:19-20) and will be
experienced to the extent that the believer submits to the control of the Holy Spirit in his life through
faithful obedience to the Word of God.
(Hebrews 2:6-10.)
We believe that an election is an act of God by which, before the foundation of the world, He chose in
Christ those whom He graciously regenerates, saves, and sanctifies.
(Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:4-2:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 1:1,2).
We also believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus
Christ. He was made to be sin and a curse for us, dying in our place. That no repentance, no faith,
no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church can
add in the very slightest degree to the value of the blood. Nor to the merit of the finished work
wrought for us by Him who united in His person true and proper deity with perfect and sinless
(Lev. 17:11; Isa 64:6; Matthew 26:28; John 3:7-18; Rom 5:6-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 6:15;
Ephesians 1:7; Phil. 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 23.)
We believe that the Sovereign election does not contradict or negate the responsibility of man to
repent and trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
(Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11; John 3:18,19, 36; 5:40; Romans 9:22,23; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12;
Revelation 22:17).

Nevertheless, since sovereign grace includes the MEANS of receiving the gift of salvation and the
facility itself, sovereign election will result in what God determines. All whom the Father calls to Him
will come in faith, and the Father will receive all that come in faith.
(John 6:37-40, 44; Acts 13:48; James 4:8)
The unmerited favor God grants to depraved sinners is not related to any initiative of their own. Nor
do God's anticipation of what they might do by their own will but is sole of His sovereign grace and
(Ephesians 1:4-2:10; Titus 3:4-7; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe sanctification, a setting-apart unto God, is threefold: It is already complete for every saved
person because their position toward God is the same as Christ's. Since the believer is in Christ, they
are set apart unto God in the measure in which Christ is set apart unto God.
However, we believe they retain the potential to choose to sin based upon the principle of sin, which
resides in the body and cannot be eradicated in this life. Therefore, while the standing of the
Christian in Christ is perfect, his present state is no more perfect than his experience in daily life.
There is, therefore, a progressive sanctification wherein the Christian is to "grow in grace" and to "be
changed" by the unbridled power of the Spirit.
We also believe that the child of God will yet be fully sanctified in their state as they exist, blessed in
this standing in Christ when he shall see his Lord and be "like Him."
(John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 7:1; Romans 7:17-23; Ephesians 4:24; 5:25-27; 1 Thess. 5:23;
Hebrews 10:10, 14; 12:10.)
We believe in the eternal purpose of God toward the objects of His love. God's freedom to exercise
grace, the very nature of the divine gift of eternal life, the present and unending intercession and
advocacy of Christ in heaven, the immutability of the unchangeable covenants of God, the
regenerating, abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who are saved, we and all true
believers everywhere, once saved shall be kept saved forever.
However, this security is by no means a license, permission, excuse, or reason to continue in sin.
We believe that God is a holy and righteous Father, and since He cannot overlook the sin of His
children, He will chasten them and correct them in infinite love. But, at the same time, keeping them
forever, apart from all human merit, because He who cannot fail, will, in the end, present every one of
them faultless before the presence of His glory and conformed to the image of His Son.
(John 5:24; 10:28; 13:1; 14:16-17; 17:11; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John
2:1-2; 5:13; Jude 24; Romans 6:1-23; Hebrews 12:5-11; Psalms 32:1-5; 1 Corinthians 5:1-8.)

We believe that the privilege of all that are born again by the Spirit through faith in Christ as revealed
in the Scriptures is to be assured of their salvation from the very day they take Him to be their Savior.
This assurance is not founded upon any fancied discovery of their own worthiness or fitness but
solely upon the testimony of God in His written Word, exciting within His children love, gratitude, and
(Luke 10:20; 22:32; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-8; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 10:22; 1 John 5:13.)

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the blessed Trinity, though omnipresent from all
eternity, took up His abode in the world uniquely on the day of Pentecost according to the divine
promise and dwells in every believer. His baptism unites all to Christ in one body, and He, as the
Indwelling One, is the source of all power and acceptable worship and service. We believe He never
takes His departure from the Church, nor the feeblest of saints, but is ever-present to testify of Christ.
He is constantly seeking to fill (control) believers with Himself; that they not base His indwelling
presence upon their feelings, experiences, or outward manifestations over and above obedience to
the Word of God.
(Matthew 7:21-23; Colossians 2:18-19.)
We believe that He abiding in the world in this particular sense will cease when Christ comes to
receive His Church.
(John 14:16-17; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:7.)
We Believe the Holy Spirit is continually regenerating all believers, indwelling and anointing all that
are saved. Thereby sealing them unto the day of redemption, the baptizing into the one body of
Christ of all who is held, and the continued filling of power, teaching, and service of those who are
yielded to Him and subject to His will.
(John 3:6; 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1
John 2:20-27.)
Unity of Believers
We believe that all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the Church,
the body and bride of Christ, which began at Pentecost and is completely distinct from Israel. Its
members are constituted as such regardless of membership or non-membership in the organized
churches of earth. We believe that by the same Spirit, all believers in this age are baptized into one
body that is Christ's, whether Jews or Gentiles. Having become members one of another, we are
under a solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and to love one another with
a pure heart fervently.
(Matthew 16:18; Acts. 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:3-10;
Colossians 3:14-15.)
The Christian Walk
We believe that we are called with a holy calling, to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. To live
in the power of the indwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh with its

fallen, Adam nature, which in this life is never eradicated, being with us to the end of our earthly
pilgrimage, must be kept by the Spirit constantly in subjection to Christ.
(Romans 6:11; 8:2, 4, 12-13; 16-23; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John
1:4-7; 3:5-9.)
The Christian's Service
We believe the Spirit bestows divine gifts upon all who are saved for serving the body of Christ.
While there is a diversity of skills, the same Spirit energizes each believer, and each is called to his
divinely appointed service as the Spirit may will. In the apostolic Church, there were certain gifted
men - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers - who God appointed to perfect the
saints unto their ministry work. We also believe that today some men are called by God to be
evangelists, pastors, and teachers and that it is to the fulfilling of His will and to His eternal glory that
these shall be sustained and encouraged in their service for God.
(Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:11.)
We believe apart from salvation, benefits are bestowed equally upon all, believers' rewards are
promised according to the faithfulness of each believer in his service for their Lord, and these rewards
will be bestowed at the judgment seat of Christ after He comes to receive the Church to Himself.
(1 Corinthians 3:9-15; 9:18-27; 2 Corinthians 5:10.)
We believe that it is the explicit message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved that
they are sent forth by Him into the world even as He was sent forth by His Father into the world. We
believe that all believers are ambassadors and witnesses and that their primary purpose in life should
be to make Christ known to the whole world.
(Matthew 28:18- 19; Mark 16:15; John 17:18; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 1 Peter 1:17; 2:11.)
According to the Word of God, we believe the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be
the coming of the Lord in the air to receive to Himself, both His own who are alive and all who have
fallen asleep in Jesus. This event is the blessed hope set before us in the Scripture; we should
constantly look for this.
(John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14.)
We believe that a future period of great tribulation on earth will be climaxed by the return of the Lord
Jesus Christ to the world as He went in person in the clouds with power and great glory to establish
His millennial kingdom.
(Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Isaiah 11:9; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Matthew 24:15-25, 46; Acts 15:16-17; Romans
8:19- 23; 11:25-27; 2 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 20:1-6.)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper to
be observed by all believers until His return.
(Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:47-48)

We believe that the ordinance of baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as it sets forth the
essential facts in redemption. It symbolizes the death and resurrection of Christ and the necessary
resurrection to the newness of life.
(Romans 6:4; 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 8:26-39)
We believe that the Lord's Supper is a privilege afforded to all believers in commemorating our Lord's
death until He comes.
(I Corinthians 11:23-28)

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