"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son... that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." -John 3:16

 

SALVATION

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.

Salvation is not earned by good works but rather given freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Your salvation can not be taken away or lost. It is eternal.

GOD THE FATHER

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace… God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

JESUS

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary… He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross. He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God… He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment… He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

MAN

“Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation… By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race… The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian Love.

FAMILY

“God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. … Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. … The husband and the wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. … Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.”

EVANGELISM & MISSIONS

“It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations… to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.”

COOPERATION

“Christ’s people should… organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches… Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.”

GOD

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, without division of nature, essence, or being.

THE BIBLE

“The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. … It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. … The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.”

BAPTISM

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. … It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in the newness of life in Christ Jesus.

THE CHURCH

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel… and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth…  This church is an autonomous body… The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

STEWARDSHIP

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

GRACE

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners… All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD

“The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ… The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age.”

LAST THINGS

“God, in his own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end… Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly… The dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell… The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.”

EDUCATION

“The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is the co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence… there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility… The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose of which the school exists.”