We believe in the one personal, transcendent, immanent, living God - the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things. He is self-existent, immutable, and works all things according to the counsel of His will in order to bring glory to Himself. He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They execute distinct but harmonious roles in creation, providence, redemption, and consummation. They are equal in nature, attributes, and perfections. The holy triune God is worthy of our worship, confidence, and obedience. We believe in the one triune God coexisting in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matt 3:16, 17; 28:29; John 17)
We believe in God the Father: one in essence with the Son and the Spirit. He is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in all His attributes. He is the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things through His Son Jesus Christ. We believe that He concerns Himself perfectly in the affairs of humanity. His fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with the redeemed. Everything He does is in accordance with His perfect will, though His sovereignty does not eliminate or minimize human responsibility. The Father adopts as His own, through Jesus Christ, all those He calls to Himself.
We believe in God the Son: one in essence with the Father and the Spirit. He is the one and only eternal Son of God, the preeminent revelation of God. At the right time He emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-slave. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary as Jesus, the Christ - fully God and fully man. We believe in His sinless life, His voluntary submission to His Father's will that culminated in His substitutionary death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. His death on the cross atoned for our sin and satisfied the righteous demands of the holy God. He is the Mediator between God and man. He is Prophet, Priest, and King; the Head and Savior of His Church; the Heir of all things; the Judge of all the world; and the exact representation of God the Father.
We believe that the same Christ Jesus who walked the earth in His fleshly body has been raised from the dead and has ascended to the Father and is presently serving as head of the Church on earth, bringing it to purity and maturity, and interceding for the saints. (Luke 24:39-43; John 20:24-29; 14:1-6; Romans 8:34; Eph 4:11-13; Col 1:18; Phil 1:6; Rev 19:7-8)
We believe in the personal return of Christ for His Church and in the establishment of His Kingdom on earth. (Luke 1:26-38; John 14:1-3; Acts 2:36, 3:14, 15; Phil 2:5-12; Hebrews 1:3)
We believe in the visible, bodily, premillennial return of Christ Jesus to this earth, to gather His Church (Bride), and to judge the world. (Acts 1:10, 11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; James 5:8; Revelation 1:7)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in God the Holy Spirit: one in essence with the Father and Son. He was sent by God the Father and God the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ and implements Christ's work of redemption and baptism. We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict men of sin, regenerate, indwell, and guide the believer into all truth: and also to give gifts to believers as He wills, that they may minister as Christ would, to men. We believe that any local congregation that yields to the Holy Spirit should experience the manifestations of all the Spiritual gifts mentioned in 1 Cor 12:8-10. (Luke 11:13; John 7:37-39, 14:16, 17, 16:7-14; Acts 2:39-48)
We believe that Baptism in the Holy Spirit, primarily evidenced by speaking with other tongues and/or prophesying as the Spirit gives utterance, is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist (Matt 3:11), Jesus (Acts 1:4, 5, 8), and Peter (Acts 2:38-41) and as witnessed by the early disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-46; 19:6)