We believe the Bible is a gift from God. It is the verbally inspired Word of God and is inerrant in its original writings. It is complete, sufficient, and the ultimate and final authority in doctrine and practice for Restored Church (II Timothy 3:16;II Peter 1:21;Psalm 119:97-104).
We believe in the one true God. God exists in three persons: The Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, equal in power, deity and glory. He is the creator of all things, and is all present, all powerful and all knowing (John 17:3; Matthew 28:19-20; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles and taught with authority showing His deity. He died as a substitutionary sacrifice for every human being, and was physically raised from the dead by divine power. He presently serves in heaven as our Intercessor and Advocate and will return to earth personally, visibly, and bodily to receive His own (John 1:1,14; 5:18; II Corinthians 5:21; Acts 2:31-33; I John 2:1-2; John 14:1-2; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, and that His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit restrains evil in the world, convicts men of sin, and regenerates those who trust Christ as Savior. He baptizes them into the body of Christ, indwells them permanently, and seals them unto the day of redemption. He guides believers, endows each one with spiritual gifts, and fills and empowers those yielded to Him. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily, to exhibit Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of God (John 16:7-11; 3:8; I Corinthians 12:4-11; 13:8; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; I Corinthians 14:22-24; Hebrews 2:4; I John 5:14-15).
We believe that man was created by God and did not evolve from a lower form of life. The first man and woman were created innocent and in the image of God. Through their own choice Adam and Eve willfully rebelled against God and their sin has resulted in physical and spiritual death to themselves and their descendants. Man is totally depraved, in no way able to make himself acceptable to God. He has inherited a sinful nature, is alienated from God, and is in need of salvation (Genesis 1:1; 27; Colossians 1:16-17; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Ephesians 2:1-2).
We believe the gospel is God’s good news making clear that salvation is possible for all who respond to Christ in faith. Salvation is a gift from God. It cannot be gained by our efforts but is freely given to all who repent and put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. All who so trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. All those who are saved are kept by Christ’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (Mark 1:15; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12).
We believe that upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, a believer becomes part of His body, which is the church. There is one church universal, made up of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Bible commands believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations (Ephesians 5:23; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20).
We believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ both personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. At that time Christ will raise the dead from the grave and separate the saved from the unsaved. People were created by God to exist forever. Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Those who are saved, who have personally trusted Christ will be in the presence of God for eternity. Those who are unsaved will be separated from God into everlasting punishment for their rejection of His offer of eternal life. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Hebrews 9:27).