There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son (who is the Word, Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 10:30; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:4-6
In the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; 20:28-29; Romans 1:3-4; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 2:9
His virgin birth,
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35
His sinless life,
2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; 1 John 3:5; 1 Peter 2:22
Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
His vicarious and atoning death through His blood, shed on the cross,
Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7
His bodily resurrection,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7; 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18
His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
Luke 24:51; John 20:17; Acts 2:33, 5:30-31; Hebrews 1:3, 8:1; 1 Peter 3:22
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
Joel 2:28; Luke 24:49; John 14:16-18; Acts 1:8; Galatians 4:6
And in His personal return in power and in glory.
Mark 13:26; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18
That being declared righteous by God through faith in Jesus Christ and being born-again by the Holy Spirit is essential for mankind to experience God's salvation and the newness of life.
John 3:3-7; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:24-25, 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 2:1-16; 1 John 5:11-13; Revelation 5:9
All Scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. The Bible reveals the redemptive plan of God through Jesus Christ. We also hold that “everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” The Scriptures alone do not provide us with eternal life, yet they testify and point us to Jesus Christ - the One who is our eternal life and source of salvation.
John 3:16, 5:39-40; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 5:9
The command of Jesus to "abide in him" reveals God's heart and expresses an invitation into intimacy and union with him. Now, as recipients of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of adoption) we are given a new identity as holy, chosen and beloved sons and daughters of God. Through faith in Christ, our old lives have been crucified with him so that we are now raised in him as one new person who is no longer enslaved to sin or separated from God, but is joined in life-union to the Lord.
John 15:4-5; Romans 6:18, 8:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; 4:6; Colossians 1:21-22, 3:12
The prime agency for the work of God’s kingdom is the local community of Christ' disciples functioning under the power and authority of our Lord Jesus. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 16:4-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 1:22-23
In the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling empowers the children of God to live a set apart life and minister supernaturally. The Holy Spirit is poured out on believers that they might have power to be His witnesses as well as understand and operate in the things God has freely given.
Acts 1:4-8, 2:4, 4:31; Romans 8:9, 26; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Peter 1:12
In the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, which is the Church.
John 17:20-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:3-6; Hebrews 13:3
It is the calling of all followers of Christ to let everything they do be done in love. This includes sharing the message of salvation (evangelism) and helping others grow as life long learners of the Lord (discipleship), so they are raised up into the full measure and stature of Christ. The lives of believers are to be models that shine the image of God brightly to those in the dark and also set an example to imitate for those in the light.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 16:14; Philippians 2:14-15, 3:17; 1 Peter 3:15
We are called to dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service and teachings of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to being a living expression of God as we are empowered through his Holy Spirit.
Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, 28:18-20; John 14:15; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15, 12:20-21; Colossians 2:6-10, 4:2; 1 John 2:6
God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9
Human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; James 1:27