The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of himself, all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and all creatures owe to Him the highest love, reverence and obedience.
God is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.
God from eternity, decrees or permits all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs and governs all creatures and all events; yet so as not in any wise to be author or approver of sin nor to destroy the free will and responsibility of intelligent creatures.
Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life — not because of foreseen merit in them, but of his mere mercy in Christ — because of this choice they are called, justified and glorified.
The Fall of Man
God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, he transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; because of this, all mankind inherits a nature corrupt, is wholly opposed to God and His law, and is under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors. With no ability to recover himself, man is hopelessly lost. Mankind’s salvation is thereby wholly of God’s grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the Law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest and King of the Church, and Sovereign of the Universe.
Salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of any human merit or works whatsoever.
Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickens the dead in trespasses and sins enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone.
Repentance is a gracious gift of God, wherein a person being, by the Holy Spirit, made sensible of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself for it, with godly sorrow and hatred of it with a purpose to walk before God so as to please Him in all things.
Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is produced in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness
Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal of sinners, who believe in Christ, from all sin, through the satisfaction that Christ has made; not for anything produced in them or done by them; but on account of the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, they receive and rest on Him and His righteousness by faith.
Those who have been regenerated are also sanctified by God’s Holy Spirit dwelling in them. This sanctification is positional and instantaneous and has to do with the believer’s standing as holy before God, not his present walk or condition. Through the empowering of the Holy Spirit, the believer is able to live a life of obedience in conformity to the will of God.
Perseverance of the Saints
Those whom God hath accepted in the Beloved, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall, through neglect and temptation, into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the Church, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all his true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to his commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular societies or churches; and to each of these churches he hath given needful authority for administering that order, discipline and worship which he hath appointed. The regular officers of a Church are Elders and Deacons.
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, obligatory upon every believer, wherein he is immersed in water as a sign of his fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of his giving himself to God, to live and walk in newness of life.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and wine, and to be observed by his churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate his death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge and renewal of their communion with him, and of their church fellowship.
The End Times
We believe that Jesus Christ will come again bodily and gloriously to judge mankind. We believe in the resurrection of all mankind, the righteous unto everlasting life, and the unrighteous unto eternal punishment.
We believe that marriage is a God-ordained, lifelong covenant between one man and one woman.
The Glory of God
We believe that all we hold to be true, all we teach and all we do is to be for the glory of God alone as that is His highest priority in the universe