To put it simply, we believe the Bible. We believe the Bible is the Word of the one true God; that is, God’s complete written revelation to humankind. In regards to modern controversies about Bible versions, we believe God has preserved His uncorrupted Word in the original languages in which the Bible was written, and in a way that is identifiable to us today. We believe the King James Bible is an error-free and faithful translation of that preserved text for the English-speaking world. Likewise, non-English language Bibles with the same sound basis and faithfully translated would also be considered the preserved Word of God in that language. Our faith in the Bible is the foundation for all of the other points below.
The Creator of all things is the one true God. Because He is a Spirit that cannot be seen He chose to manifest Himself to humankind through the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the centerpiece of the Bible and God’s purpose for His creation. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, very God Himself. The Holy Spirit, Himself also being God, has chosen to glorify the Son, Who in turn glorifies the Father. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
The Lord Jesus Christ was born into this world by means of the womb of a virgin. He always did those things that pleased the Father. He died a bloody death on a cross, and thereon received the wrath of God against sin. He tasted death for every humanbeing without exception. Having risen from the dead literally and physically, He appeared to His disciples and followers before bodily ascending back to heaven from whence He came. Christ will return to snatch away His Church before He returns literally and physically to establish a kingdom on this earth for one thousand years.
We believe men are saved by grace through simple faith in the risen Christ. Salvation is received through repentance and faith, both being necessary. Once a person has entered into life, it is God’s will for him to follow Christ’s example by being baptized by immersion, as a symbol of God’s work of salvation in His life. He should then follow the Lord by becoming part of a local congregation of believers in Christ in order to grow in the grace and knowledge of His newfound Savior. We believe it is God’s will for him to part ways with sin and worldly philosophies and practices of all kinds in order to keep himself unspotted from the world and meet for the Master’s use. He should commit himself to being a witness of the one and only Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, even willing to take the Gospel to the far reaches of the world if God so directs.
Concerning hotly debated topics, it is needful only to state our positions concisely. We reject the following doctrines/practices: Calvinism, Hyper-Calvinism, Armenianism, Easy-Believism, Ecumenism, and the Charismatic movement.