A. There is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
The Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired, infallible and inerrant in all that it says (II Timothy 3:16, I Thessalonians 2:13).
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God (John 1:1), fully man (John 1:14), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), performed miracles (John 4:29), shed His blood and died a substitutionary death (Hebrews 10:10,12,19), arose bodily from the dead (I Corinthians 15:12-20), ascended to and sits in glory at the Father’s right hand (Hebrews 1:3) and is to return for His own (John 14:3).
Man is by nature and practice a sinner, separated from God and can become God’s child only by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His work of redemption on Calvary (Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 2:23, Ephesians 2:8,9 and Romans 10:9,10).
Those who are born into God's family have eternal life and those who are not remain in spiritual death and will be separated from God forever in hell (John 3:18,36, Matthew 25:46).
The Holy Spirit lives in the believer and enables the child of God to walk in purity of life and submission to the will of God (Ephesians 1:13,14 Galatians 2:22,23).
All believers are united together by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ for the purpose of causing the growth of the body and building itself up in love (I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:16).
The triune God created from nothing all that is in the span of six days (Genesis 1).
The ministry of the local church is God's established instrument for carrying out the Great Commission. The body of Christ, the church, is composed of all born again believers who have by faith accepted Christ as Lord.
The Bible is part of our daily curriculum. This Statement constitutes the doctrinal boundaries wherein we take a firm stand.
Human Sexuality. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and woman (Hebrews 13:4 and I Corinthians 7:1-4).
We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sexual perversions in the sight of God and the church (Genesis 2:24, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1 and 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:2-7). We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman by mutual covenant (Genesis 2:24, Romans 7:2). We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before God (Galatians 3:28), but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for men and woman in the home and the church (Colossians 3:18, I Timothy 2:8-15).
K.2 Sexual Identity and Orientation. We believe that God created male and female at conception. Transgender is seen as rebellion against the Divine Creator and unacceptable. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:12-17) The husband is to be the leader of the home, and men are to be leaders (pastors and deacons) of the church (I Timothy 3:4-5, 12). Accordingly, only men are eligible for licensure and ordination by the church.
Abortion. We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of an unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental well being of the mother are acceptable (Job 3:16, Psalm 51:5 and 139:13-16, Isaiah 44:24 and 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18, Luke 1:44).