The Scripture Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. II Tim. 3:15-17; I Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12.
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I Am”; and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association; as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10; Matt. 28:19.
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the son of God. Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21.
The Salvation of Mankind
(a) Conditions to Salvation. The grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 2:11; Rom. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:5-7.
(b) The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence, to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit. Rom. 8:16. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
The New Heavens and the New Earth
We, “according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness”. 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1.
Marriage, Sexual Relations & Identity
Marriage is ordained of God and is a spiritual union in which one man and one woman are joined by God to live together as one. We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between man and woman. (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:7). Sexual relations outside of marriage or between persons of the same sex are spoken of in scripture as contrary to the will of our creator and Lord God. (Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:9-11). We further affirm that sexual identity is given by God and not to be attempted to be altered by man. God knows us before we are formed, and we are created in His image. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, whom we have received from God and we are not our own. Jer. 1:5; Gen. 1:27; John 1:3; 1Cor. 6:19.
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures, by all who have truly repented and in their hearts have believed on the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47; Rom. 6:4.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes”. John 6:48, 51, 53-57; Luke 22:19, 20; II Pet. 1-4; I Cor. 11:26.
The church is the divine body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23.
Deliverance from sickness and sin is provided for in the atonement, as one believes upon Christ Jesus. Isa. 53:4; Matt. 8:16,17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14.
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church. I Thess. 4:16,18; Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Cor. 15:51-52.
The Lake of Fire
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15.
The Holy Spirit
The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. The Word of God teaches that the believer is to be zealous for and seek the gifts of the Spirit; wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues, and, to walk by the Spirit; in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance: against such there is no law. The Holy Spirit has been sent by the Father in the name of Christ Jesus to be the believer’s Helper and to teach all things. 1Cor. 12:7-16, Galatians 5:22-23, John 14:26.
The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus (Lk 24:49, Acts 1:8). The baptism of the Holy Spirit, accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), is for the believer, as witnessed in the early Christian church commencing with the Day of Pentecost. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts of the Spirit and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; I Cor. 12:1-31. The manifestation of the gifts is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9.
The scriptures teach us a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy. ” Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word. Heb.12:14; I Pet. 1:15,16; I Thess. 5:23,24; 1 John 2:6; Rom. 8:3, 4.
The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on earth is the scriptural promise and the world’s hope. II Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; Rom. 11:25,27; Rev. 20:1-7.
The Ministry and Evangelism
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided for by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (1) the evangelization of the world, and (2) the edifying of the body of Christ. Mark 16:15-20; Eph. 4:11-13.