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  1. The Bible (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is God's written Word to man, free of error in its original autographs, wholly reliable in history and doctrine.  Its divine inspiration has rendered the Bible incapable of teaching deception (infallible), incapable of being proven false or mistaken (inerrant) and incapable of being surpassed (superior).  Its inspiration extends to all its parts alike (plenary), includes the actual language forms (verbal), and is the product of two agents, divine and human (confluent).  Psalm 12:6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  John 1:1-14; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, is true God and true man, and is the only Mediator between God and man.  Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Timothy 2:5.

  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and therefore incurred the physical and spiritual death which is separation from God.   Genesis 1:27, 2:17; Romans 6:23.

  5. We believe in the death of Jesus Christ as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and that all who believe in Him as Savior and Lord are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.  1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:24; Acts 16:31.

  6. We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ through faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.  At the moment a person is born again, he is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (the Church), indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and eternally sealed by the Holy Spirit.  John 3:3-7; Romans 8:10-11; 1 Corinthians 12:13-30; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:8-9.

  7. We believe the Holy Spirit also ministers in filling the Christian for the purpose of fruitful service.  This filling is conditioned upon confession of all known sins and yielding completely to God.  Evidences of this filling are the fruit of the Spirit and Christian service that exalts the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that, although God heals in response to prayer, the gifts of tongues and miracles were temporary gifts and are not the norm for today.  We believe in church discipline.   Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 13:8-12; Matthew 18:15-20.

  8. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate.   Psalm 16:10; Matthew 28; Acts 1:9, 2:22-36; Hebrews 4:14; John 2:1.

  9. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to the earth.  The same Jesus who left this earth will also return in the same body in the clouds of the air to catch up born-again Christians to meet Him.  Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.

  10. We believe there are two church ordinances:  Baptism and the Lord's Supper.  Matthew 28:19-20, 26:26-29; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.

  11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost.   The saved shall appear in heaven at the judgment seat of Christ to receive rewards and to dwell with Him forever.  The lost shall be judged at the Great White Throne and be cast into hell for eternity.  John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 15:1-58; Revelation 20:11-15.