This is a synopsis of our doctrinal statement. A more comprehensive Statement of Faith is available.
There is one triune God who is eternal Creator, sovereign, perfect, and infinite in knowledge, holiness, love, and power.
There is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the eternal Word, becoming man by the miracle of the Virgin Birth, living without sin, as the perfect Lamb of God. He gave Himself in death upon the cross, suffering the full penalty of divine wrath in our stead, then arose bodily from the grave and later ascended to heaven appearing before God as our Advocate and Intercessor.
There is the Holy Spirit who is the third Person of the Trinity, convicting the world concerning sin as well as guiding, teaching, and helping believers who surrender to Him.
There is the Holy Scriptures that are the Old and New Testaments which is the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and therefore wholly without error.
There is the existence of Satan who originally was created a holy and perfect being, but through pride and wicked ambition rebelled against God, thus becoming utterly depraved in character and the great adversary of God and His people.
All men are by nature and choice sinful. Man was the direct creation of God, made in His image and likeness; by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, man became a sinful creature, and has within himself no possible means of salvation.
There is salvation by grace through faith, which is a free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue, work, or religion of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are two ordinances given to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of believers, thus identifying them before man as true believers, and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the supreme price Christ paid at Calvary.
There is Christ’s return from Heaven, which will be personal, visible and glorious, a blessed Hope for which we should constantly watch and pray, the time being unrevealed but always imminent.
There is eternal judgment meaning that the spirits of true believers at death go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven, that their works shall be brought before the Judgment Seat of Christ for the determination of rewards, and that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the final day of judgment and everlasting punishment.