We believe that God became incarnate in Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true human, and is the only and sufficient mediator between God and human beings (John 14:9; II Corinthians 5:19; Luke 2:34,35; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; I Timothy 2:5). We believe in the vicarious death of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His physical resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, and His personal and visible return to the earth (Romans 5:8; II Cor 5:21; I Pet.2:24; Matt.28:5; Acts 1:9; Acts 2:32; I Thessalonians 4:16);
We believe that salvation is received only through personal faith in Him without any benefit of (or?) human merit (John 14:6, Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit’s ministry is to reveal Christ to human beings in their regeneration, spiritual growth and Christian living (John 14:17; John 16:13; John 3:8; John 14:25,26; Romans 8:13,14).
We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience showing the essential facts in redemption–the death and resurrection of Christ; also the essential experience of the believer – death to sin and resurrection to newness of life (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Matt. 28:19,20).
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of the Lord’s death until His Second Coming (Mark 14:22,24; I Corinthians 1:24-26).
We believe the church in the new testament to be both universal and local; that the universal church, as known as the Body of Christ, is all persons throughout the world and of all ages professing personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; and that a local church is composed of believers in a given location, baptized and associated together for worship, service and the spreading of the Gospel (1 Cor. 1:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:4; 13:2-4; Matt. 16:15-19;Col. 1:18; I Peter 5:1-4).
We believe marriage is defined as a sacred union between one man and one woman according to Holy Scriptures (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-5). We believe I Timothy 3:2 does not disqualify a divorced person from leadership or service, but does require a sincere devotion between husband and wife. If children are granted to this union, we believe God’s plan is for children to have the benefit of both one father and one mother. We stand united that His sacred union can never be man with man or woman with woman.