The Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient role of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following fundamental tenets of faith:
a) We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who is the Maker and Preserver of all things visible and invisible (II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:1,26; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 14:26).
b) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was God in the flesh, existed eternally with the Father, became Man, was born of a virgin by the miracle of incarnation, yet did not cease to be God. He lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, and ascended to the right hand of the Father and will personally and visibly return for His saints and every eye shall see Him (Matthew 1:23-25; I Corinthians 15:3-8; I Peter 2:22; John 11:25; Acts 4:33; Hebrews 1:3,8; I Timothy 3:16; John 1:14; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:14-17; Revelation 20:1-7; Matthew 24:30; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7).
c) We believe the whole canon of Scripture (66 books both Old and New Testaments), as originally given, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God, of supreme and final authority in all that it teaches and declares (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 2:20-21; Psalm 119:160).
d) We believe that all men are lost apart from the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; that sin is cleansed only through personal repentance and faith in the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; that water baptism by immersion should follow receiving Christ as Lord and Saviour (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:23-24; John 14:6; Ephesians 5:26; Matthew 26:28; I Peter 1:18-19).
e) We believe that the redemptive word of Christ on the cross provides healing for the body as well as for the mind, soul, and spirit of man. Christ has an answer for every problem of man, physical or spiritual (I Peter 2:24; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 1:20; Matthew 8:16).
f) We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is promised to all who desire it, ask for it, and obey God (Acts 1:5,8; Acts 2; Acts 4:31; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:1-7).
g) We believe that miracles and all the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit are available to the Church today for the edifying and perfecting of its members (Romans 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12 and 14; Ephesians 4:8-16; Marck 16:15-18; John 14:12).
h) We believe that God will visit His Church in the last days and bring multitudes into the Kingdom, preparing us for Christ’s Second Coming (Joel 2:23-24,28-32; Acts 2:17-21).
i) We believe that everyone will be resurrected (saved and unsaved) and will give an account to the great Judge, whose judgment is final and eternal (Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 24:14-15; John 5:22-29; I Corinthians 3:13; II Corinthians 5:10-11).
j) We believe that marriage as God ordained it to be is between one man and one woman. We believe that divorce and remarriage to another person is contrary to God’s will and purposes. Therefore, the pastor should not solemnize remarriages (Genesis 2:24; Malachi 2:13-16; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:1-3; I Corinthians 7:10-11,39).
k) We believe that man should live according to the moral standards set forth in Scripture. This includes: living a holy life; being full of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). Therefore, we are opposed to: adultery, fornication, uncleanness (including sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography, and other forms of moral impurity), lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders (including abortion and euthanasia), drunkenness, and revellings (Galatians 5:19-21; II Timothy 3:1-6).
l) We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1. The home; 2. The Church; 3. The State. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God are governed by His Word (Ephesians 5:22-6:4; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 13:17; Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17).
m) We believe that every Christian, as a steward of the portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving, but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully for the support of the Church, for the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a person has no right to direct the use of the tithe or the offering once the gift has been given (Leviticus 27:30; Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 23:23; II Corinthians 8 and 9).