Whereas our creed is the total revealed word of God and we present no formal creed herein, the following articles represent the consensus of belief of the membership of the church.
The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by the inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.
Psalms 19:7-11; II Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 1:1-2
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself all perfections, and being infinite in them all. To Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience.
Genesis 1-1; Exodus 20:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; I Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; I Corinthians 8:4-6
God is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.
Matthew 28:19; Galatians 4:4-6.
God, from eternity, decrees or permits all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs and governs all creatures and all events. Yet He is not in anywise the author or approver of sin, nor will He destroy the free will and responsibility of intelligent creatures.
Psalms 139:16; Matthew 6:8; John 17:24; Acts 2:33; Ephesians 6:6; James 1:25; I Peter 1:2, 19.
Election of God's eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life - not because of foreseen merit in them, but of His mercy in Christ - in consequence of which choice they are called, justified and glorified.
Romans 8:29; I Peter 1:2, 19.
6. THE FALL OF MAN
God originally created man in His image and free from sin. But, through the temptation of Satan, man transgressed the command of God and fell from his original holiness and righteousness. His potential inherent nature, corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors.
Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3; Psalms 53:3; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3.
7. THE MEDIATOR
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation to His Father, at whose right hand He ever liveth to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest and King of the church, and Sovereign of the universe.
Hebrews 12:24; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 5:8; I Timothy 2:5.
Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickeneth the dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the work of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is the work of God's free and special grace alone.
Ezekial 36:26; John 3:3-7; Colossians 3:10; Titus 3:5
Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person, being by the Holy Spirit made sensible of the manifold evil of his sin, humbleth himself for it with Godly sorrow and self-abhorrence, and with a purpose, endeavors to walk with God so as to please Him in all things.
Psalms 34:18; Luke 15:17; Ezekiel 18:21; Matthew 3:2; Acts 20:21.
Saving faith is the belief, on God's authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His word concerning Christ, from all sin through the satisfaction that Christ has made; not for justification, sanctification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness.
Psalms 37:5; Mark 9:24; Romans 10:17