Beliefs

The Scriptures- We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

 

The True God- We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. 

God The Son- Jesus Christ was God in human flesh, and is the Second Person of the Trinity, divine, even as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He was virgin born and incarnate in flesh. He lived a sinless life and is the only true Saviour of mankind by His vicarious death on the cross. He resurrected physically from the tomb, ascended into Heaven, and is now the believers’ Great High Priest, ever interceding for them. Isa. 9:6; II Cor. 5:21; Gen. 3:15; Heb. 10:11-14; Isa. 53:5; John 1:1-5, 14; Heb. 4:12; Gal. 3:13; Col. 1:13-17; Heb. 2:17-18; I Peter 3:18; Heb. 1:2

The Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. He is equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature, and is involved in all the works of God, from the creation. In relation to the unbelieving world, He restrains the Evil One until God’s purpose is fulfilled; He convicts of sin, judgment and righteousness; He is the agent of the new birth and indwells, seals, guides and empowers the Believer for service. John 14:16-17; John 14:26; John 15:26-27; Rom 8:16; Eph. 1:13-14; Rom. 8:26-27

Creation- We believe the Genesis record of the creation week is literal, and not allegorical or figurative; that God Personally created the heaven and the earth in a direct act, that He brought forth all original matter out of nothing. We believe that man was created instantly and immediately, by divine power, in God’s own image, on the sixth creation day, and not through any evolutionary process. God’s established law says that all species shall bring forth “after their kind.” Gen. 1:1; Acts 17:23-26; Rom. 1:20; John 1:1-3; Heb. 11:3;Gen. 1:26-27

The Fall of Man- We believe the Scriptures teach that Man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgressions fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.

 

The Way of Salvation- We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior. 

 

Justification- We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood; by virtue of which faith his perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity. 

 

The Freeness of Salvation- We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, but his own determined depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation. 

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