Our Core Beliefs
We believe the Bible is God's written revelation to man. It is verbally inspired in every word, and absolutely inerrant in
the original documents. We affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and complete authority of the Scriptures.
We believe that there is but One living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in
essence, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are co-equal, co-eternal, and each equally
deserving of worship and obedience.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ who is God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His
vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His, yet future, personal,
visible return to earth in power and glory.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, as a co-equal and co-eternal member of the Trinity, is the supernatural and sovereign agent in
salvation as well as the member of the Godhead who baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ upon the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit, in addition to convicting the world of evil also restrains evil as well as indwells, sanctifies, instructs,
seals, and empowers (fills) believers.
We believe that man is the direct and instantaneous creation of God. We also believe that man was created in God's image
and likeness for the ultimate purpose of glorifying God and enjoying Him and His fellowship forever, but that through willful sin
man subjected himself, his descendants, and creation to sin and the authority of Satan. We believe that this fallen
condition, referred to as radical and total depravity, which has been transmitted to all men, causes all people to be spiritually
dead in their trespasses and sins and therefore unable to contribute anything to their salvation.
We believe that salvation is a gracious and unmerited work of God, which is free to anyone who comes to Him through the person
and saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ alone. Thus, salvation is wholly of God by grace alone through faith alone.
We believe that the salvation of any person is instantaneously and permanently accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit when
that person responds in repentance and faith to the Gospel. No one can be saved apart from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe salvation is eternally secured to and for all true believers, and that this assurance is theirs from the very moment of
salvation. All true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will persevere until the Day of Christ Jesus and not be lost.
We also believe that those who have genuinely responded to the gospel for salvation will bear fruit that gives evidence to that
profession of faith.
We believe that the true church, which is the Body of Christ, is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe this universal invisible church is manifested visibly through local assemblies or churches made up of true believers
in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that it is incumbent upon every believer to live worthy of his calling as a child of God by walking in the Spirit,
putting to death the sinful deeds of the flesh and pursuing holiness in every area of life. We also believe that Christian
character and spiritual fruit is produced in the life of the believer through the power and work of the Holy Spirit as the
believer submits himself to the Word of God.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. We believe that at death every believer passes
into the presence of Christ and there awaits the resurrection of his glorified body, after which he will stand before Christ at
the Bema Seat (Judgment Seat of Christ) to be judged for his works as a believer. The believer will either receive or lose
rewards at this judgment. The believer's salvation is never in question or jeopardy at the Bema Seat Judgment. We believe
that the unbeliever, upon death, will remain under condemnation and punishment until the resurrection of the body, whereupon he
will stand before Christ at the Great White Throne Judgment and ultimately be consigned into the Lake of Fire forever.