Our Beliefs

I. Concerning the Scriptures

We believe that the Bible, sixty-six books in the Old and New Testaments, is without error in its original writing (1); its author was God (2); using Spirit-guided controlled men (3); being thereby verbally and plenarily inspired (4); it is the sole authority for faith and conduct (5).

Some places where taught: (1) Prov. 30:5, 6; John 17:17; Rev. 22:18, 19. (2) II Pet. 1:19-21; Acts 3:21; Jude 3. (3) II Pet. 1:19-21; II Sam. 23:2; Acts 1:16; I Cor. 2:13, 14. (4) II Tim. 3:16; Matt. 5:18; Gal. 3:16. (5) II Tim. 3:15; Rom. 1:16; I Cor. 10:6-12; Eph. 6:17; I Tim. 5:18; II Tim. 3:17; II Pet. 3:15, 16; John 10:35; Acts 17:11.

II. Concerning the True God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God (1); an infinite, eternal, self-existing, perfect Spirit (2); He is a personal Being, the creator and upholder of the universe (3); in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (4); equal in essence and in every divine perfection (5); but having distinct functions (6).

Some places where taught: (1) Deut. 6:4, 5; Jer. 10:10. (2) John 4:24; James 1:17; Heb. 1:12. (3) Heb. 3:4; Ps. 139:1-16. (4) Matt. 28:19; Matt. 3:16, 17; II Cor. 13:14; Ps. 2:2; Isa. 48:16. (5) John 10:30; John 17:5; Phil. 2:5, 6; I Cor. 8:6. (6) John 3:16; John 15:26.

III. Concerning Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of Creation and that it is to be accepted literally and not figuratively (1); that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness and did not evolve from any lower form of life (2); that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God’s established law is that they bring forth only “after their kind” (3); and the work of creation was completed in six solar (24 hour) days (4).

Some places where taught: (1) Gen. 1:1-2:25; Heb. 11:3. (2) Gen. 1:26. (3) Gen. 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25. (4) Gen. 1:31; 2:1-2.