We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it is a perfect treasure of Heavenly instruction, the only rule of faith and practice; and that among others, it teaches the following important truths:

  • That there is only one living and true God, infinite in all perfection, and revealed under the personal and relative distinctions of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; (Psalm 83:18; Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 2:4)
  • That human beings were created holy, but by voluntary transgression fell from the state; so that all are now sinners, and justly exposed to death, physical, spiritual and eternal; (Genesis 1:27, 3:6-26; Romans 5:12-19).
  • The salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediation of Christ, who took upon him in nature, died for our sins, and is now at the right hand o God, ever living to intercede for us; (Ephesians 2:5, I Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 7:25).
  • That justification and reconciliation are through God’s grace wherein He pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous, because of the righteousness of Christ, and received by faith; (Romans 3:24-26).
  • That the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; (John 4:40; Romans 16:26; Revelation 22:17).
  • That in order to be saved, we must be made new by the power of the Holy Spirit; (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:4-6; II Corinthians 5:17-19)
  • That election of salvation to all sinners is the gracious purpose of God. None are authorized to consider themselves elected to salvation until they repent and believe the Gospel; (II Thessalonians 2:13,14; John 3:14, 15; II peter 1:10,11).
  • That all real believers endure to the end, being kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation; (John 10:27-29; Phillipians 1:6; I Peter 1:5).
  • That a local church is a congregation of baptized believers, observing the ordinances of Christ, and governed by His laws: (Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:41,42).
  • That Christian baptism is the immersion of believers in water, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-4; Acts 2:41,42).
  • That the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of believers through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorializes the death and resurrection of the Redeemer; (I Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-29).
  • That the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day or Christian Sabbath, and is to be kept sacred for religious purposes; (Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10; Isaiah 58:13,14).
  • That there will be a general resurrection and a final judgment, and that the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment, and the righteous into eternal life; (Acts 24:15; Matthew 25:31-46).
  • That all believers in Jesus Christ owe an obligation to Him of witnessing in His name to all nations and teaching all He has commanded; (Matthew 28:19,20).