We believe . . .
- That the Old and New Testaments are the infallible Word of God, a divine revelation, the original manuscript of which was verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that they are the supreme and final authority of faith and conduct.
- That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That each of the three persons is worthy of equal honor, obedience, and worship.
- That God the Father is in a special sense the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, and that He is the Father of only those who accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior.
- That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man. That He died a substitutionary death upon the cross, by grace providing salvation for all who believe on Him, justifying them alone on the ground of His shed blood. That He ascended into heaven and is now at the right hand of God interceding for us.
- That the Holy Sprit is a person, possessing all the distinctively divine attributes, and is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ to convict of sin, to indwell, to guide, and to teach the believer and empower him to live in victory over sin.
- That man was created in the image of God, and is not in any sense the product of animal ancestry or the development from brute humanity; but that the whole human race fell into the sin of the first Adam and apart from Christ is spiritually dead and lost, and no one of himself can gain recovery or be restored into the family of God.
- That Satan is a person, the enemy of God and His people, that in his warfare he appears as “an angel of light,” and that, as a usurper, he now rules as the “god of this world.” That he was judged at the cross and therefore, ultimately, shall be cast into the “lake of fire.”
- That the New Testament use of “tongues” was an Apostolic sign-gift to proclaim the mighty works of God to every nation under heaven in their own language. Tongues speaking was a sign of His presence and ministry for the purpose of validating the Apostolic message before it was inscribed.