Section 1: The Bible We believe the Bible (containing the 66 books of the Old and New Testament) is the word of God, fully inspired by Him through the Holy Spirit in the original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:15-17). Since God’s word is both true and everlasting, it is our supreme authority for faith and conduct. His word is absolutely trustworthy, inerrant and infallible–it cannot be proven false, erroneous or mistaken (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; John 14:23-24, 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 2:4-5; 1 Peter 1:24-25)

Section 2: God We believe that there is but one living, true, personal and sovereign (supreme, independent ruler) God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 24:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:9). His being is Spirit (John 4:24), and His attributes are those essential qualities, which identify and describe His nature. Because God is perfect, He cannot and will not act contrary to His nature (Matthew 5:48; Leviticus 19:2).

God is self-existent (John 5:26), truth (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18), infinite (Psalm 90:2), unchanging (Malachi 3:6; James 1:17), all-knowing (1 John 3:20), present everywhere at once (Psalm 139:7-10), all-powerful (Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 19:26), righteous (Psalm 145:17), gracious, merciful and abounding in loving-kindness (Exodus 34:6), holy (1 Peter 1:15-16, just (1 John 1:9), faithful (2 Timothy 2:13), wise (Romans 16:27), and sovereign (Psalm 115:3; Acts 2:23; 17:24-27; Ephesians 1:11). God is, at least, all of these attributes at all times and does not lay aside any one of them in completing His plans and purposes We believe in the triune God (Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 3:16-17), one in essence (Deuteronomy 6:4), yet manifest in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father is God (1 Corinthians 8:6), the Son is God (Hebrews 1:5-8; Matthew 1:23; 1 John 5:20) and the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4)

Section 3: Jesus Christ We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. In the flesh, Jesus was one person, with two natures–true God and true man, yet without sin. We believe, according to the Scriptures, in the historical, literal death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. This act is the satisfaction for the sins of the whole world.