Doctrine

The Authority of the Bible

The scriptures of the Old and New Testament have been given by the inspiration of God, the Holy Spirit, and therefore serve as the authoritative guide for Christian understanding, life and ministry.  Psalm 19:7, Proverbs 30:5, Matthew 4:4 and II Timothy 3:16

God is Trinity

There is but one true God, the supreme, sovereign Being of the Universe and is revealed in scripture as One divine Being existing in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26, 27, Isaiah 48:16, Matthew 3: 16, 17, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 12: 4-6, II Corinthians 13:14, I John 5:7.

The Deity and Perfect Humanity of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the preexistent son of God and is fully God and fully man; (the hypostatic union) the only Savior for the sins of the world.  He was the Word made flesh; supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the virgin Mary; and was perfect in nature, teaching, and obedience.  Matthew 6:16, Matthew 22:42-45, Luke 1:35, Luke 1:47, John 1:1, 14, John 10:30, John 14:6, 7, Hebrews 7:26.

The Deity of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is ascribed with the attributes of God, is equated with God and does the work that only God does. John 14:26, John 15:26, Acts 5:3-5, Romans 5:5.

Human State of Depravity

Man was created in the image and likeness of God.  Man willfully disobeyed God incurring spiritual and physical death.  Each human is a sinner by nature and is in need of divine salvation.  Genesis 1:26, 27, Genesis 2:17, Psalm 58:3, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1

Atonement by the Substitutionary Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross by the shedding of His blood in His vicarious sacrifice for sin shows mercy to sinners and supplies Christians with the life of God.  His resurrection from the dead was witnessed by over 500 people before He ascended into heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father.  Matthew 26:28, John 1:29, Acts 20:28, Romans 3:25, 26, Romans 5:9, I Corinthians 15: 1-8, Hebrews 9:22, I Peter 1:19, Revelation 13:8

Salvation by Grace through Faith

Atonement by the literal blood and death of Jesus Christ provided an opportunity for all men to be saved by believing the Gospel.  Salvation has been provided freely to all who believe as a result of who God is, and what Christ has done – not who we are or what we have done.  Genesis 15:6, John 3:14-18, Acts 4:12, Acts 8:37, Acts 16:30, 31, Romans 10:13, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8, 9.

Christ is Building His Church

The church which is the body and future bride of Christ is dedicated to the worship and service of God, as well as the ordinance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Acts 11:26, Romans 12:4-5, I Corinthians 12:27.

The Existence of Satan, Elect and Fallen Angels

Lucifer created perfect in wisdom and beauty as a cherubim rebelled and exalted himself above God, and therefore was judged by God, and drew 1/3 of the angels with him and who are now demons.  Psalm 148:2, 5, Ezekiel 14:12-17, Isaiah 14:12-14, Matthew 6:18 Mark 8:38, Luke 10:18, I Corinthians 4:9, II Corinthians 2:11, Ephesians 1:22, 23, Ephesians 3:10, Ephesians 5:23b, I Peter 1:12.

The Resurrection/Eternal Rewards of the Just and Eternal Punishment of the Unjust

Christ will return to rapture the church.  The timing is uncertain. There will be a period of time called the Great Tribulation, Matt 24:21, which is different from the general tribulation all men endure.  Following the Great Tribulation, Christ will come again to the earth and establish his kingdom for 1000 years.  The Great White Throne Judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will allow Christ to establish a new heaven and a new earth.  John 5:24, Romans 11:32, Romans 14:10, I Corinthians 15:51, I Thessalonians 4:16, 17, I Thessalonians 5:9,  Ephesians 2:1-6,  Revelation 20:4-5, Revelation 20: 2-7, Revelation 20:11-15,  Revelation 21: 1-3.