(Psalm 119:89; II Timothy 3:16; I Peter 2:2)
Its sixty-six books declare the eternal Word of God; is inspired by the Holy Spirit and is rightly interpreted through the life of Jesus Christ. It is to be preached in its full counsel; to be practiced in daily living and if obeyed will produce fruitful living in the believer.
(Matthew 28:19; John 14:26; II Corinthians 13:14) The eternal God is one in every aspect of being. The bible demonstrates that God, is three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet still is One God. All three persons of the God-head are co-eternal, all are co-existing and all are divine in every way. All creation, both visible and invisible came from chaos to order through this one God in three persons.
(Genesis 3:6; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14; II Corinthians 5:17)
Humanity was separated from God when sin entered the world. Sin, while manifested in many different behaviors, attitudes and spirits, is rooted in a life that falls short of God’s intent and glory for humanity. All have sinned and all need a savior to be restored to the glory bestowed in creation.
(Isaiah 9:6; John 3:16; Acts 4:12; I Timothy 1:15)
Through the sinless life, sacrificial death and sure resurrection of Jesus Christ the atonement for sin and the work of salvation is complete. Receiving forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, is the only remedy for sin.
(Leviticus 20:26; John 17:17; I Thessalonians 5:23)
Being filled with the Holy Spirit is essential for every Christian. The evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit is a life that consistently produces the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and that faithfully processes the Word of God in such a way as to develop spiritual maturity.
(Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:42-47; I Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 2:20)
The Church is a loving fellowship of believers who have been saved through the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ. It embraces people of all races, colors and all different walks of life. Every believer is to be committed to a local congregation for personal growth, fellowship, service and evangelism. Believers acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ over their time, talents and money as they give these to their local church.
(Matthew 25:15; Romans 12:6; I Corinthians 14:33; I Peter 4:10)
Every Christian has been given at least one spiritual gift through the Holy Spirit. Gifts are to be exercised in an orderly manner that exalts Christ and edifies the Church.
(Matthew 3:13-17; John 13:14; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38)
Three symbols of the faith are regularly observed. The Lord’s Supper, memorializing the atoning work of Christ, is observed on the first Sunday of each month. Baptism by immersion is offered the second Sunday of each month. Foot Washing, a sign of our sacrificial relationship to one another is open to all believers during Easter week.
(Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:27-28)
Human history and the world as presently known will come to an end upon the return of Jesus Christ. His return will bring about the general resurrection of the dead and judgment of all; some to eternal life with God, others to eternal separation from God.