1. Inerrancy of Scripture: We believe that the very word of God is divinely inspired,    spoken  and breathed by God, and written down by men who were moved, carried  along and  guided by the agency and direction of the Holy Spirit, by using their  humanness to  accurately communicate the divine Truth of God to mankind. We  believe that scripture is  totally without error or fallacies in its original documents, and  that most modern translations  accurately communicate the Truth of God to mankind.  We believe that Gods Word is eternal  and will never pass away. We believe that the  teaching of Gods Word is as relevant today  as it was in the day it was written. (I Tim  3:16-17, II Pet. 1:21)

2. Virgin Birth of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ was supernaturally conceived by  the  Holy Spirit and born of the human agency of the Virgin Mary, who had never  known a  man sexually prior to Christ’s birth. (Mt 1:18-25, Lk. 1:26-35 Isa. 7:14-16)

3. Deity of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is 100% God, and 100% man. the  incarnate  Christ had a divine origin and a human agency thereby possessing both  divinity and  humanity, yet without sin or the taint of sin upon him. We believe that  Jesus Christ possesses  all of the divine attributes and qualities of God the Father, yet  voluntarily limited His use of  those qualities as He saw necessary. (Phil. 2:5-11, Col. 1:15-  20, Jn 10:27-30 )

4. Trinity: We believe that there is only one true and living God, who manifests himself  in  the form of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in essence and  every divine  attribute quality and character. In Gen. 1:1-2 God planned, and the H.S.  hovered over the face  of the water, then in Col. 1 we learned that the son, Jesus created  all things and without Him  was nothing made that is made. In Mt. 28:19-20, Jesus  commanded His followers to baptize in  the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In  I Jn. 5:7 John states that there are three that  bear witness in heaven, the Father, the  Word and the Holy Spirit, these three are “One”. We  believe that the word trinity is  not used in scripture to describe the Godhead, yet the concept  of trinity is without doubt  contained in the pages of the Holy Scripture. (Mt. 28:19-20)

5. Blood Atonement: We believe that it was necessary for Christ to die and shed his  blood in  order to provide a substitutionary atonement in order to pay for mans sin, for  without the  shedding of blood there is no remission or removal of sins. Christ absolutely  had to do for us,  and on our behalf that which we could never do for ourselves. Man is  totally depraved and  completely incapable of doing anything righteous or meritorious  enough to deserve entrance  into Heaven. It was mandatory that a perfect and sinless  sacrifice be made to atone for man’  sins, which is appropriated by faith in Christ in  order to be brought into a relationship with  GOD. (Heb 9:14-22, II Cor. 5:21)

6. Sinfulness of Man: We believe that mankind was created sinless and innocent in  their  original state, but as a result of his free will, Adam and Eve chose to disobey God  and thrust  all men into sin by being the Father and head of the human race, thus  resulting in the fall of  mankind. All men are now by nature and birth sinners,  alienated from God and in need of a  Savior and new birth to declare them righteous  and reconcile them to God. The fall affected  every aspect of human faculties. (Gen 2-3,  Rom 3:9-12, 19-23, 6:23, Psa. 51:5-9, Isa. 64;6, )

7. Creation: We believe that God created all things in our universe that exists, and that man was created in God’s image and likeness to bring him glory and pleasure. Man has value and worth only in the sense that he was created with Gods image and likeness. We do  not believe that  evolution or any other theory for the existence of all things are valid,  since we have a divine revelation. God created everything that exists (ex nihilo) out of  nothing, and that he did this, in six, 24 hour literal days. God qualified that these days  were 24 hour periods by the statement, and the morning and evening were the first day etc. We believe that He created everything, full of age, having the appearance that the universe was millions of years old, when it is not, in the same way that Adam  was created full of age. (Adam was not brought  into the world as a child, but as an  Adult) (Gen 1-3, Col. 1:15-20)

8. Salvation: We believe that salvation is the spiritual need of every person in the  human  race, regardless of race or color. That this salvation is totally by grace through  faith in the  completed work of Christ, who shed his blood upon the cross as sufficient  payment for mans  sin, and the satisfying of Gods requirement for sin and entrance into  His presence and a  relationship with Him. At the point of salvation mans sin is  exchanged for Gods  righteousness. Except a man be born-again(saved) he can in no  way enter into the Kingdom  of God. (II Cor 5:21, Eph 2:8-9)

9. Means of Salvation: We believe that salvation is appropriated by faith and trust in  the  mercy and grace of God, and that it is a gift of God and not the result of human  works or  effort, that results in a Believers obedience to the Word of God.

10. Satan: We believe that Satan was a high and Holy archangel, but through pride  wanted  to become God. He was then cast out of Heaven with a third of the angels  following him, he  became Satan and his angels were called demons, these are now the  arch enemies of God  and those He created (mankind) He is called the God of this fallen  world, and the prince of  the power of the air. Out of his hatred for God he desires to  drag all mankind to the place  where he will be eternally punished for his sin and  rebellion. He accuses Gods children before  God day and night. He is the author of all  false religions and false teachers who are sent out  into the world to deceive man and  keep them from coming to a saving knowledge of Christ.  He influences man to question  Gods Word as he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden. He  is actively at work in this  world through governments and political leaders who reject the  Truth of Gods Word as  truth. He strives to destroy and hinder the redeeming work of God  and His Church in  this world. He walks about throughout this world seeking whom he may  destroy, and  blind the minds of men, lest the light of the glorious Gospel should shine unto t  them. His  day of judgment is forthcoming. (Mt 25:41, Eph 6:10-20, Isa. 14, Eze. 28)

11. The Church: We believe that the church universal refers to all Believers who have  placed  their faith in the completed work of Christ as Lord and Savior for Salvation, and  have come  into fellowship and community with other Believers in the local church. We  believe that the  “universal church” is the sum total of all local churches worldwide. We  believe that the local  church expression is a group of people who have been saved,  baptized, united and unified by  a covenant of Faith, and fellowship of the Gospel. That  this body of believers are led by a  group of Godly Pastors and Elders who are looking  out for the spiritual well being of all  believers in each local Church, in order to  accomplish Gods work and will in this world. The  church is Gods plan to reach, teach,  nurture, mend, equip, and involve Gods people in Gods  plan to reach his fallen creation.  We believe there are good Christian organizations that are  involved in doing good  humanitarian and social things without and apart from the church;  and we believe  that any organization that calls itself Christian should come under the  spiritual  leadership and authority of the local church and integrate each person they work  with  into that church. The scripture teaches that the Church is Gods agency for world  evangelization, and the making of committed followers of Christ, who are willing to  die for  His cause. The local Church is where the majority of the commands of Christ are  to be  obeyed and lived out in a practical and communal way. The authority of the  Church in  regards to its doctrine, function and practice is the Word of God. God has  chosen and called  Pastors who have been trained, skilled, and theologically educated to  shepherd local churches.  You cannot fulfill most of the commands of scripture in a  universal church, since there is no  universal church assembly, outside of the local  church, that exists in this world. We believe  that house churches were gatherings of  Believers in homes, that were a part of the larger  local Church in the community. The  universal church is spiritual, the local church is both  spiritual and organic. (Mt 16:18,  Eph 3:21, I Cor 14, Heb 13:17,)

12. Women and Leadership: We believe that women can be involved in every area of  ministry except where scripture clearly prohibits them from being involved. We believe  scripture clearly communicates that women are prohibited from being Pastors of local  churches. Scriptures prohibition of Women as Pastors is not based on cultural issues, rather the  premise is based on creation. Paul makes it very clear in I Tim. 2:12-15 that a women is not  permitted to teach or exercize spiritual authority over a man, but to be in silence. Paul clearly  says that there are two reasons why a woman cannot take this role. 1. because Adam was  created first, and not the woman. 2. The man was not deceived in the fall, but the woman  was deceived and not the man. In I Cor. 11:7-15 Paul addresses the symbol of authority. In this  passage he makes some straightforward biblical truths, He states that at creation, the man did  not come from the woman, but rather the woman came from man, he says that man was not  created for the woman, but rather the woman was created for the man as a helper, and that  this is the reason why a woman ought to have a symbol of authority over them. Yet Paul  makes it clear that man and women are not independent of each other. People who have a  low view of the Bible, try to explain away the clear teaching of scripture, or they try to twist  the clear meaning of scripture to please people and tickle their ears and tell them what they  want to hear rather hearing what God wants them to hear. Too many people seek to be  politically correct, rather than biblically correct.

13. Holy Spirit & Spiritual Gifts: We believe that every true Believer receives the H.S at  salvation, and that the Spirit seals and keeps us until the day of redemption at Christ’s  return.  We believe that the H.S. is to comfort us, He eternally resides in us, He teaches  us all things,  and brings to our remembrance everything in Gods Word, He will  always testify-talk about  Jesus, the Spirit also convicts the world of sin, righteousness  and judgment, The Spirit will  lead-guide us into the truth of God’s Word and will  glorify Jesus, not himself. We believe  that the fruit or evidences of the Spirit’s presence  are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-  control. The fruits or evidence of the H.S. and the  gifts of the H.S. are two totally  different things, The fruits of the Spirit validates the  genuineness ones salvation, and  the gifts of the Spirit equips Believers for service in the Body  and World. We believe  that God has given every Believer a spiritual gift or gifts for the  purpose of building up  the local Body of Believers. These gifts are not given to edify  ourselves. We believe that  all of the gifts are operative today, but not in a carnal,  sensationalistic, and self-  centered way that brings glory or attention to the person who has  them. The sign gifts  were given during the first century Church to validate the authority and  message of  the Apostles, as the foundation for the establishment of the Church. Yet we do  believe  that God still does miracles, and heals people etc. We do not accept or agree with the  modern day practice of tongues. We accept tongues only as they are taught in  scripture;  when scripture is correctly exegeted we find that tongues refers to human languages, which is  the supernatural ability to speak a known human language without  ever having learned  that language. (Tongues absolutely are not a prayer language,  spirit language or Angelic  language, there is nothing in scripture that defines them as  that, unless you twist the  scripture) (Acts 2:7-11) The purpose of tongues seems to have  been for the evangelizing  people of another language and culture. The Bible establishes  guidelines for the practice of  human language(tongues). (I Cor. 14) The baptism of  the H.S. is a one time event whereby  God, through his Spirit He brings a Believing  sinner into the Church and the family of God  by faith. All Believers are baptized by  God’s Spirit at Salvation. Salvation and the Baptism of  the Spirit happens  supernaturally at the very same moment. (simultaneously) (I Cor. 12:13  Rom. 8:9) There absolutely is no subsequent reception of the Spirit after salvation that results  in the counterfeit gift of tongues. (ecstatic, sensationalistic emotionalism)

14. Eternal Security: We believe in the eternal security of a Believer, and that once a  person  is born-again and becomes a child of God, that he cannot lose his salvation,  because it was  not something he produced. Salvation is all about what God did for us  on our behalf, and He  will not undo it. God gives man eternal life. Eternal life begins  the moment a sinner places  his faith and trust in what Christ did on his behalf and its  duration is eternal from that point  forward. Jesus made it clear that He gives us eternal  life and we will never perish! A  Believers salvation is permanent, secure and protected  by God. (Jn 3:16, 10:27-30, Eph.  4:30)The Bible makes it clear that the H.S. will not leave us or ever forsake us. We have been  sealed by the Spirit until the day of redemption. (Eph. 4:30) Eternal security gives no Believer  the license to sin, or live a life of carnality and disobedience to God. (I Jn. 2:18-23)

15. Bodily Resurrection: We believe in the literal, visible, and physical, bodily  resurrection of  Christ from the dead. It was not a spiritual or ethereal resurrection, rather  the resurrection of  Christ was the capstone on Christ’s claim to be God in human flesh.  The resurrection  validated his claims and miracles and gave proof that he is who he s  said he was. His  resurrection gave proof that there is salvation in no other name. We  believe that all  Christians will be resurrected with a new body, and that will happen  at the rapture of the  Church. (I Cor 15, Mt 28:1-20, Acts 1)

16. Perseverance of Believers: We believe that all true Believers will persevere in their  faith  walk, and that occasionally Believers will temporarily backslide, but true  Believers will  return to the Lord in humility and surrender to His will. Those who walk  away from God do  not lose their salvation, but rather they reveal they truly did not  have salvation. (I Jn 2:19-  23)

17. Rapture & Second Coming: We believe in the literal, rapture of the Church prior to  the  outpouring of Gods wrath on this world and prior to the 1000 year millennial reign  of Christ  upon the throne of David. The rapture is event whereby Christ comes in the  air to snatch up  the Church from the outpouring of His wrath upon the unbelieving  world. We believe that  scripture is clear that the church will go through a period of  tribulation as part of the wrath  of Satan against Gods bride, the Church. We believe  there is no hermeneutical and exegetical  biblical evidence to validate a seven year  tribulation period. The 7 last years of human  existence as we know it, is called the 70th  week of Daniel, and within the 70th week of  Daniel there is a period of sorrows, a  great tribulation, the rapture of the Church, the  outpouring of the Wrath of God, and  the advent of Christ, when He comes to earth to  establish the 1000 year reign of Christ  upon the throne of David as promised. We believe  that the Rapture of the Church is  when Christ returns in the air to snatch up His bride the  Church. We believe that the  advent of Christ is when he returns to Earth to set up His  kingdom and fulfill his  promises and covenants to Israel and the Forefathers. (Mt 24, Mk 13,  Lk 17, I Thes 4, II  Thes 2, Rev 20:1-22:21, Isa. 9:6-7, 11:25)