What we believe:
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
A. By “the Holy Bible” we mean that collection of sixty-six (66) books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, bus IS the very Word of God.
B. 2. By “Inspiration’ we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired. All scripture if given by inspiration of God, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. II Timothy 3:16-17.
The True God
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. Genesis 17:1; Exodus 20:2-3.
The devil or Satan
We believe that Satan wan once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell, and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the author of all false religions, the chief poser back of the present apostasy; the Lord of the anti-Christ and the author of all powers of darkness—destined however to final defeat that the hands of God’s Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels. Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Revelation 12:9
We believer in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God’s established law was they should bring forth only” after their kind.” Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11
The Fall of Man
Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. IN the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God an brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence; whereby his posterity inherit a nature and environment inclined toward sin, and as soon as they are capable of moral action become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in the Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. Genesis 3:105; Romans 5:12
The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as not other man was ever born and can ever be corn of woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35.
The Atonement for sin
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is no enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is every qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior. Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24: John 3:16
Grace in the New Creation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life; the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, not by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that its power evidence, appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life. John 3:3; II Corinthians 5;17
The Freeness of Salvation
We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation. I Thessalonians 1:4; Colossians 3:12
We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness is imputed to us Acts 13:39