We teach that the scriptures, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings. They are accurate, reliable, and faithful in everything they address. We believe the Bible is our absolute authority in all to which it speaks. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Matt. 5:18).
We teach that there is only one God, infinite, eternally existing in three persons, the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are identical in essence, substance, equal in power and glory, equal and perfect in every divine attribute. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 6:3; Isa. 48:16; Matt. 3:16-17; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts. 5:3-4).
We teach that God the Father is the Creator and master planner of all things (Gen. 1:1-31; Eph. 3:9). He is the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe. He is neither the author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47).
We teach that Jesus Christ is completely God and completely man in every sense (Rom. 1:2-3; Phil. 2:5-7; 1 John 4:2-3). He existed prior to being conceived (see John 1:15 and compare Luke 1:57-59 with Luke 2:6-7), in the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit (Matt.1:25). He lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15). The scriptures accurately describe His life, His death on the cross, which provided a sacrifice for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His ascension into heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father. He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Acts 7:56; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Col. 3:1).
We teach that the Holy Spirit is completely God. He is not a force but a person who possesses intellect (1 Cor. 2:10-13), emotions (Eph. 4:30), and will (1 Cor. 12:11). We teach that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:26), and during this age, to convict men of sin (John 16:7-11), to regenerate the believing sinner (Titus 3:5), and to guide, to instruct and to empower the believer for godly living and service (1 Cor. 2:11-14; Gal. 5:16; Eph. 3:16; 5:18).
We teach that humanity, male and female, was created in the image of God but sinned by disobedience (Gen. 1:26; 2:22-25; 3:1-21). Not only is every person a sinner, but also every person sins proving that they are sinners (Rom. 3:23; 5:12; James 1:12-15). Therefore, they are completely lost, being totally spiritually dead (Gal. 3:2; James 2:10). Only through faith in Jesus Christ can a person be forgiven of his or her sins (John 3:16; Col. 1:13-14).