WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, we put great emphasis upon the teaching of ALL of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped. No verse overlooked.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him.
WE BELIEVE in all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity.
WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Biblie, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God. In the original autographs there are no scientific or historical mistakes or errors at all.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. Jesus will personally catch all believers up to heaven before the 70th week of Daniel can begin.
WE BELIEVE that after Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to be His witnesses in the entire world, a responsibility shared by all believers today.
WE BELIEVE that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and believes in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
WE BELIEVE in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid and all still used for today if they are exercised within the Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without his love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
WE BELIEVE that the church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy, and we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead, rather than on fleshly promotion.
WE AWAIT the pre-tribulation rapture of the church aluded to above, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God's Word, regular fellowship, and participation in adult baptism by immersion and Holy Communion.
WE SEEK to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual's life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.
WE REJECT: (1) The belief that the true Christians can be demon possessed; (2) "Five point Calvinism" (i.e., a fatalistic Calvinistic view that leaves no room for free will; specifically, we reject the belief that Jesus' atonement was limited, instead we believe that He died for all people, and we reject the assertion that God's wooing grace cannot be resisted or that He has elected some people to go to hell; instead we believe that anyone who wills to come to Christ may do so); (3) "positive confession" (the “faith” movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man's will), (4) human prophecy that supersedes the Scripture, (5) the incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology and philosophy into Biblical teaching, and (6) the over-emphasis of spiritual gifts or experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching. (7) We reject the social gospel that puts material benevolence ahead of obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ. (8) eccumenism that seeks to unite all faiths such as Catholicism does. These things are characteristics of the Whore of Babylon warned against in Rev 17-18.
WE BELIEVE our God is a missionary God. He wants to be known in the eyes of many nations. Over sixty times in the book of Ezekiel in various ways God says,
"Thus will I magnify myself and sanctify myself and I will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord." All christians are to be sending or going into missions.
WE BELIEVE pointing to fulfillment of bible prophecy as an important part of what God wants us to use in winning the nations. Therefore we are to use it in our preaching, teaching and evangelism just as did Jesus and the apostles.