There is but one living and true God, the Father of all, who is Spirit (Deut. 6:4; John 4:24); Eternal (Deut. 33:27); Omnipresent (Ps. 139:7-11; Prov. 15:3); Omniscient (Ps. 139:1-4); Love (1 John 4); Omnipotent (Ps. 62:11; Job 26:7-14); Goodness (Ps. 145:7-9); Truth (John 17:3); Justice (Deut. 33:4); Mercy (Ps. 103:8-17).
We acknowledge Him as Creator and Ruler of all things, visible and invisible. In Him we live and move and have our being (John 1:1; Acts 17:24-28).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ -
1. His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35).
2. His sinless life (Heb. 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).
3. His miracles (Acts 1:22; 10:38).
4. His vicarious and atoning death (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor 5:21).
5. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Cor. 15:4).
6. His ascension to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9; Heb. 1:3).
7. His personal and future return to the Earth (Acts 1: 11; 1 Thess. 4: 16-18).
The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person sent to the world by the others, through the mediation of the Son (John 14:16).
He is the inspirer of truth (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
He is the reprover of sin, the awakener of conscience (John 16:18).
He is the comforter of the penitent and obedient believer (Acts 5:32).
He is the witness of adoption (Rom. 8:15).
He is the seal and the earnest of the saints' inheritance (Eph. 1:13-14).
He dwells in each child of God (1 Cor. 3:16-17). At the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, He will quicken the mortal bodies of the saints into immortality (Rom. 8: 15).
The sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven (Matt. 12:31; Mark 3:28-30).
We believe man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus, the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:27; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8).
The Lord's Supper - consisting of the elements bread and fruit of the vine - is the symbol expressing our sharing of the divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor. 11:26). The ordinance is enjoined on all believers until He comes.
We believe sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and dedication unto God (Rom. 12: 1-2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13: 12).
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection and by offering his faculties continually to the domination of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 6: 1; Gal. 2:20).