“The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.  It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.  It has God has its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.  Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.  It reveals the principles by which God judges us. Therefore it is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.  All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine relation.”

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking,

for correcting, for training, so that the man of God may be complete,

equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17


“There is one and only one living and true God.  He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.  God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures.  To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.  The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being”

Do not have any other gods besides Me.” Exodus 20:3


“God, as Father, reigns – with providential care – over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace.  He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise.  God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.  He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.”

Look at the birds of the sky: they don’t sow or reap

or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

Aren’t you worth more than they?”  Matthew 6:26


“Christ is the eternal Son of God.  In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind, yet without sin.  He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provisions for the redemption of men from sin.  He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person He was before His crucifixion.  He ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man.  He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.  He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.”

God proves His own love for us in that

while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” Romans 5


“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine.  He inspired holy men of old to write the Holy Scriptures.  Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth.  He exalts Christ.  He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  He calls men to the Savior, and affects regeneration.  At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ.  He cultivates Christian character, comforts the believer, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church.  He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption.  His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ.  He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.”

Don’t be drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions,

but be filled with the spirit.” Ephesians 5:18


“Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image.  He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation.  The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation.  In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice.  By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race.  Through temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God and fell from his original innocence, whereby his posterity inherits a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation.  Only the grace of God can bring man into holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.  The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.”

God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God;

He created them male and female.” Genesis 1:27


“Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who, by His own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer.  In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.  There is no Salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son,

so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16


“A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.  Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes.  In such a congregation, each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord.  Its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons.  While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

“The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all ages, believers from every tribe, tongue, and people, and nation.”

He is also the head of the body, the church;

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,

so that He might come to have first place in everything.”  Colossians 1:18

 Last Things

“God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end.  According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.  The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment.  The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.”

“Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.

In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not,

I would have told you.  I am going to prepare a place for you.

If I go away I will come and receive you to Myself,

so that where I am there you may be also.” John 14:1-3