I believe the Godhead exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God. Each of whom equally possess all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. I believe that God is the creator of the universe and is sovereign above all.
I believe the Bible, in its entirety, is the inerrant written Word of God. I believe it was uniquely written, without error, by men being fully inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
I believe Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead on the third day. After 40 days encouraging the disciples, He ascended to Heaven and is now sitting at the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers. From there He is coming again, personally, bodily, and visibly, to judge the living and the dead.
I believe that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. In His death and by His shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin and redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Salvation is a gift of God’s free grace and cannot be earned, in whole or in part, by human effort, goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight.
I believe it is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.
I believe the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth, leads them into truth and knowledge, and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit so that he will be empowered to be a witness, will not fulfill the lust of the flesh and will bear fruit to the glory of God.
I believe the Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” I believe this command encompasses the attainment of spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God, submission to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit and being in fellowship with a local body of believers.
I believe at physical death, the believer immediately enters into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.