We believe that the Bible as originally written is verbally and plenarily inspired. It is the product of Spirit-controlled men and is therefore truth without any mixture of error. It is the Word of God and is the supreme standard for all of our beliefs and conduct.
The Triune God
We believe that there is one living and true God, the Maker and Ruler of heaven and earth. In the unity of the Godhead, there are three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in their divinity, while exercising distinct functions in the work of redemption. The Father elects, the Son accomplishes our salvation upon the cross, and the Holy Spirit applies redemption to the elect.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself a sinless human nature through the supernatural conception of the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary. Jesus is one person who is fully human and fully divine. He came to die in our place upon the cross bearing our sins in his own body and satisfying the justice of God against our sins. He rose again from the dead on the third day according to the Scripture. He ascended into heaven to serve as our High Priest from which He will come again in glory to establish the Eschatological Kingdom on the Last Day.
We believe the Genesis account of creation as being neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate, creative acts of God over six literal and consecutive days without any evolutionary process. All people are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race.
We believe that our sovereign God in a manner above our comprehension brings about the new creation, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel. Its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life.
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God whereby he declares us to be righteous through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Justification is bestowed by grace alone without any consideration of any works of righteousness that we have done. Sanctification, on the other hand, is the divine setting apart of the believer unto God. It entails a continuing process in the believer as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to our lives.
We believe that adoption is the gracious act whereby the Father places believers into the honored position of children within the family of God. This means that we as children of God cannot fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved.