1. The BIBLE alone is the inspired Word of God, and the only authoritative rule for faith and practice. Scripture alone is able to make a man wise unto salvation. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2. GOD is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, all wise, all good, and perfectly holy and righteous and just. He is altogether sovereign in creation, providence and salvation.
3. JESUS CHRIST, the eternal Son of God condescended to be born of a virgin—thus becoming a perfect man, while remaining perfect God. He willingly died as a substitutionary atoning sacrifice for all the sins of all His people.
4. At the time of salvation, all Christians receive the indwelling and fullness of the HOLY SPIRIT, and are baptized by the Spirit into the spiritual Body of Christ. As he lives by the power of the Spirit, the believer is enabled to live a godly life in this present evil world.
5. All MANKIND are born in a state of total sinful depravity. Therefore, no person has the will or the ability to come to God in his own strength.
6. SALVATION cannot be merited by our ‘good works’—for we have none in our sinful state. Salvation is entirely a gift of God’s free grace. We are accounted righteous before God, only by the merit of our Lord Jesus Christ, by faith—and not for our own works and deservings. We maintain that in the matter of our justification, our own goodness and holiness have nothing whatever to do. Genuine salvation, once received, cannot be lost. There is only one way of salvation taught in Scripture: by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone!
7. In ETERNITY the saved shall enjoy everlasting life in Heaven, being forever with the Lord. The lost shall suffer everlasting punishment in Hell, as the wages of their sins.
The CHURCH consists of all who are . . . chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and born again by the Holy Spirit. The church finds its visible expression in a local assembly of believers, gathered together by the Spirit to glorify God by: promoting His worship, teaching His Word to believers, and proclaiming His gospel to the lost.
We hold and teach that the above doctrines are the primary and principal beliefs in true Christianity. We maintain that other points of doctrine, however important and valuable they are in their due place—are by comparison, things of secondary importance. On these secondary issues, true Christians may disagree.
As had been said: “In essentials, UNITY. In non-essentials, DIVERSITY. In all things, CHARITY.” “Test everything. Hold on to the good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21 “All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:15-16 We unashamedly believe and teach the historic Doctrines of Grace—which are held by the Puritans, the Reformers, Charles Spurgeon, John MacArthur, etc.
1. Total Depravity
2. Unconditional Election
3. Limited Atonement
4. Irresistible Grace
5. The Perseverance of the Saints