The Word of God
The Bible is inerrant, infallible, central in our faith and practice as individuals and as a church, and is sufficient for all circumstances of life. It is God's final and complete specific revelation.
Man is God's special creation, made in His own image and for God's glory. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. Mankind lives in active rebellion against God as a result of original sin. Now, by nature and by choice, man seeks after his own glory rather than the glory of God. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
There is one and only one living God. God has eternally existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures and the flow of the stream of human history. He is sovereign over all the universe. From every atom to every galaxy, all things are under His authority and perfect plan.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is 100% God and 100% man. He lived the perfect life and never sinned. He died on the cross satisfying God's wrath towards sin, which enables mankind, through Jesus, to enter into fellowship with God. After three days, Jesus resurrected from the dead, conquering death. Jesus currently reigns supreme over all the created order while sitting at God's right hand. He will return to earth and act as the final and just judge of all the world.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. He calls, regenerates, and saves all who repent and believe the Gospel.
Salvation involves the reception of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
The local church is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel.