We teach that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and has been preserved by God, so that it is the divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.
We teach that there is one God eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, manifesting Himself in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one in nature, equal in attributes, essence, power and glory.
We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is God incarnate, very God and very man, that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, suffering the full penalty for sinners. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to intercede for us as our advocate and High Priest.
We teach that man, as a consequence of Adam’s sin, is subject to the wrath of God, justly condemned in His sight, wholly unable to save himself. Although man was originally created in the image of God, apart from God’s salvation through Christ, man is eternally lost.
We teach that salvation is wholly by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and entirely apart from any ordinance, ritual, human merit or works. Salvation is the free gift of God, and once it is received, it cannot, by any means, be lost.
While sin may interrupt the joy of a believer’s fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of the Father, the true believer is eternally secure.
We teach that Christ gives to each believer at conversion, by the ministry of the Holy Spirit, some gift or gifts to equip him to serve the Lord and edify other believers.
We teach that the universal Church consists of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ from Pentecost to the Rapture. Each local assembly or church should be a miniature of the universal Church, expressing the great truths of the latter. The local assembly consists of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who meet regularly for teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer and evangelism.
We teach that there are two Christian ordinances: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the testimony of a believer showing forth in solemn and beautiful emblem his faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, and his union and identification with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We teach that the Lord’s Supper serves as a commemoration and proclamation of Jesus’ death until He comes.
We teach the following future events: the personal, imminent coming of the Lord Jesus to rapture the Church, the tribulation period, the second coming of Christ, the millennial reign of Christ, the judgment of the lost, and the eternal state.