- The Holy Scripture
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are in errant, infallible and God-breathed, and thereof are the finale authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scripture shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning
- The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Ghost, each coeternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections (Deut 6:4; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; John 14:10,26).
- The Person and Work of Christ
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (Isa. 7:14, 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14; II Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil.2:2-8).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitution sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3: 24-25; I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 9:24, 7:25; II Cor. 3:6 Eph.:13-14).
- The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day redemption (John 16:8-11; Rom 8:9; I Cor.12-14; II Cor: 6 Eph. 1:13-14).
- We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scripture and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 1:17-18, 5:18; I John 2:20, 27).
- We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. God uniquely uses evangelists, pastors, teachers, apostles and prophets to equip believers in the assembly in order that they can do the work of the ministry. Prophets and Apostles are the Foundation. (Rom. 12:3-8; I Cor. 12:4-11, 28 Eph. 4:7-12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-10; I Peter 1:18 – 19).
We believe that God has given the Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we use all available means to go to foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us ( Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 5:20).
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of our Father, and of the Son, and Of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body of Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this ministry in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinance, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institution of human origin; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense f the ministry, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children religiously; to seek the salvation of our kindred, acquaintances, and all other; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful to engagements, and exemplary in our departments.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in felling and courtesy of speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure reconciliation without delay.
We moreover engage that, when we remove for this place, we carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.