The standard for a Christian's belief and action is the Bible. Christians have always stated the truth of the Bible in logical and succinct ways to aid in learning and proclaiming that truth. In the Bible God teaches us about Himself, living life, and what comes after our lives. Stated below are our beliefs about these truths.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself all perfection, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience
God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again on the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people.
Holy Spirit, is given by our heavenly Father, to those who ask and believe. We are filled and sealed with the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation until the day of resurrection. This Comforter will abide with us and teach us all things.
Apart from God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ, every person is separated from God to such an extent that we have nothing to do with Him. In our estrangement and separation from God, instead of knowing His eternal love, we stand to incur His judgment and wrath which is the just penalty for our sins. We believe that on the cross Jesus became God’s sacrifice for our sins; that he died and rose again for our salvation. Through repentance we freely admit our guilt before God and through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection we receive God’s loving forgiveness and embark upon a new life of serving and loving God and mankind. Salvation comes through faith alone, as we believe and trust that through Jesus’ death and resurrection God has forgiven all our sins and has granted us eternal life in His kingdom.
The Church is the organization for fellowship of all believers. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and has given to the believers the necessary authority for the administration of the church.
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, where in the believer is immersed in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism signifies the believer’s fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, the remission of sins, and the giving of oneself to God, to live and walk in the newness of life
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and wine, and to be observed by His church until the end of the world. It is designed to commemorate His death and resurrection, to confirm the faith of all Christians, and to be a bond and renewal of our communion with Him.
The Lord’s Day is a day set aside for regular observance of worship and spiritual devotion.
God has appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ. Those who have accepted Christ as their Savior by faith shall go into everlasting life. Those who have rejected Christ shall go away into everlasting punishment