Statement of Faith and Belief Practices
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
There is one and only one living, true and eternal God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
A. Christian baptism which is preceded by salvation is the immersion of a
believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
B. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby those who have
experienced salvation, partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine, thus
memorializing the death of the Christ in anticipation of His second coming.
God is the source of all blessings; all that we have and are we owe to Him. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately (beginning with a tithe), and liberally for the advancement of Christ’s cause on earth.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the joining of one man and one woman with the promise of being faithful to one another for a lifetime.
The Christian and the Social Order
All Christians have a responsibility to try to make the will of Christ first in our own lives and in the world. The ways and methods used to improve society and to create righteousness among men can be very helpful. Just like Christ, we should work to provide for orphans, the poor, the abused, the old, the weak, and the sick. We should speak for the unborn. We should insist on the holiness of all human life from its creation to natural death. .