We stand unequivocally for the fundamentals of the faith as taught in the Holy Bible alone, and as believed by Christians through the ages and put forth in the great Evangelical creeds of Christendom. The following affirmations are our defined understanding of these fundamentals:
We believe that there is one living God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
We believe that God sovereignly created all things out of nothing. He created man in His own image in a state of original righteousness, from which state man fell by voluntary revolt and consequently is guilty, inherently corrupt, and subject to divine wrath.
We believe in the grace and mercy of God, in that while we were yet sinners, He sent His Son to die on our behalf. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, possesses all the divine Excellencies, being co-substantial and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. In His incarnation, He united to His divine nature a true human nature, and so continues to be both God and Man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, exhibited His deity by manifold miracles, fulfilled the requirements of the law by his sinless life, suffered under Pontius Pilate, poured out His blood as a vicarious and propitiatory atonement for sin in satisfaction of divine justice, and on the third day was raised from the dead in the same body, now glorified. He ascended into heaven and now, seated at the right hand of God the Father, intercedes in glory for His redeemed.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son, through the ministry of regeneration and sanctification, applies salvation enabling men to receive Christ as Savior, guides and comforts these children of God, directs and empowers the Church in fulfillment of the Great Commission, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, consists of all those regenerated by the Spirit of God, living in mystical union and communion both with Christ, the Head of the Body, and with their fellow believers. The Bible, the visible Church, and sacraments are used by God’s Spirit as the means of grace.
We believe in final triumph of Righteousness when Christ by His return shall destroy Satan and works of wickedness, and will affect a new heaven and a new earth, and finally by His power cause the resurrection of the body, both of the redeemed and the lost; the lost given to everlasting punishment in hell, and the redeemed to live in everlasting happiness with Christ.