• THE SCRIPTURES. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (II Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21).
• THE GODHEAD. Our God is One, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal. (Philippians 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Source of the Word (logos) and the Begetter. (John 1:14; 14:28; 16:28); The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1, 14, 18); The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26).
• MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, as it is written; there is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 3:10, 23; 5:12; I John 3:8).
• WATER BAPTISM. Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12).
• BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Acts 2:4, 38, 39; 19:1-7).
• SANCTIFICATION. The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation. (I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14).
• DIVINE HEALING. Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:8; James 5:14-20; I Peter 2:24).
• RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF THE LORD. The Angels said, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth, as King of kings, and the Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests. He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6).
• HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION. The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy in the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20).