believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon
of the Scriptures as originally given and that they are infallibly
and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort in
all matters with which they deal, including scientific and historical
as well as moral and theological
Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13).
believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as ONE
God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
distinguishable but indivisible
28:19; 2 Corinthians 13-14).
believe in the full historical authenticity and clarity of the
Biblical record of primeval history, including the literal existence
of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal
fall and resultant divine curse on the creation, the worldwide
cataclysmic flood, and the origin of nations and languages at
the tower of Babel (Genesis 1-11).
believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in
Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and sinfulness and inability
to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 3:10-18).
Lord Jesus Christ
believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived
of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very
1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:16).
Death & Resurrection
believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again
the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples
Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 1:3; Romans 4:25).
believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation
and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time
for the Church (John 14:2-3;
By Grace Through Faith
believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance
and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of
Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins through His shed
2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11).
believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the
name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus
Christ in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19;
Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).
of the Holy Spirit
believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent
to salvation (Acts 2:1-4; 2:37-38; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians
Gifts of the Spirit
believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated
in I Corinthians 12-14 and Romans 12, and as manifested in the
believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from
the world and perfecting holiness in the fear of God as an expression
of Christian faith.
5:18; I Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine
healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church
4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14 ).
believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion
or the Lord's Supper, and that it provides life, health and
strength for believers
believe in a literal heaven and hell, in eternal life for believers
(John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark
9:43-58; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
& His Judgment
believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal
judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation