We believe in one Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I Pet. 1:2; Matt. 28:19). We believe that they are co-equal in power and glory, identical in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection, and that they are co-eternal (Gen. 1:2; John 17:5). In His essential nature, God is spirit as opposed to material (John 4:24); as to His essential attribute, God is absolutely Holy, embracing the sum of all moral perfection (I Pet. 1:16); as to His essential character, God is love (I John 4:16; John 3:16).
The Nature, Person, and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, “being the eternal Son of God, became man,” (Heb. 2:16; John 1:14; Luke 1:35), born of a virgin (Mt. 1:18-25) and that He “continues to be the God-Man in two distinct natures, and one person, FOREVER” (John 1:14; Rom. 9: 5; Col. 2:9; Heb. 13: 8). We believe that He died upon the cross a vicarious, substitutionary death, thereby making atonement for the sins of the world (John 1:2). We believe that He is the ONLY REDEEMER (Acts 4:12) and that His atonement is SUFFICIENT for the sins of the entire world (Heb. 7:25; I John 2:2) and EFFICIENT for all who believe (John 3:16; John 3:36, Isa. 45:22). We believe that He bodily arose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven; that therein His state of glorification He is now the interceding High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate for all believers (I Cor. 15:20; Luke 24; Acts 1:3; Heb. 7:25, 4:15, 2:17, I John 2: 1) . We believe that as in His first advent, He became incarnate and dwelt on earth personally, bodily, and visibly. He will return personally, bodily, visibly, but in the body of His glorification, to set up His Kingdom and to judge the world in righteousness (Acts 1:9, 11; I Thess. 4:13-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15).
Man, the Fall, and Salvation
We believe that man, created in the image of God, fell into sin, which is failing to conform to God’s moral law in act, attitude, and nature (Gal 5:20, Ephesians 2:3) through the sin of the first Adam and in that sense is lost and separated from God. In order to secure salvation and restoration, man must be born again; Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ “who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree,” (I Pet. 2:24). We believe that Heaven is a place of eternal blessedness and that Hell is a place of eternal judgment (II Cor. 5:1-10; Rev. 20:1-15; Rev. 21:22).