The Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, the complete and final written revelation of Himself to mankind, given without error in the original manuscripts through Spirit-empowered men. It is the absolute, sole authority for our faith and practice.
God has revealed Himself as triune: one God manifest in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal and co-eternal.
God created the human race in His own image as immortal, morally responsible beings whose purpose is to serve, glorify and enjoy God with undivided affection. Adam chose rather to rebel and pursue selfish goals and thus all are accounted sinners, both by nature and by choice, needing individual reconciliation to God.
God has provided the only means of reconciliation through the incarnation and virgin birth of His Son, Jesus Christ, who by His shed blood and substitutionary death, paid the penalty for sin, satisfying fully the demands of God’s holy law, as evidenced by Christ’s bodily resurrection from the grave.
This salvation from sin is offered to all, is received by repentance from sin and faith in Christ alone, apart from human effort or merit, and results in eternal life to all who so respond. Everyone else is under the just condemnation of God.
The Holy Spirit indwells every true believer, uniting all as one Body in Christ through spiritual baptism, producing spiritual growth into the likeness of Christ and empowering the Christian for a godly life and witness in this world.
The universal church is “the Body of Christ,” and is composed of those in heaven and on earth whom He has redeemed with His blood and over whom He exercises ownership and Lordship, as Head of the church. It finds its unity in the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers individually and as a body. Local churches are the earthly, visible expression of Christ’s Body, made up of professing believers wherever they are to be found throughout the world.
The Lord, Jesus Christ, shall return visibly and bodily to this earth to resurrect the dead, both the just and the unjust, to claim His own people, to vindicate Himself, to punish eternally in hell all who are under His condemnation, including Satan and his demons, and to restore all things.