We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instructions, that it has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter, that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true centre of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, and worthy of all possible honour, confidence, and love,that in the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection.
3. Jesus Christ
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existance with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, and in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.
4. Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit Who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgement; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts and equips for service those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God, that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God nas effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
7. Local Church
We believe the Scriptures teach that a visible Church of Christ is a body of immersed believers, associated by covenant in faith and the fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word.
A. Immersion Baptism
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of believers in Christ, into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to proclaim their faith in the crucified, buried, risen and soon-returning Saviour.
B. Lord’s Supper
We believe the Scriptures teach that the Lord’s Supper is a provision of bread and the fruit of the vine, representing Christ’s body and blood, celebrated by believers in commemoration of the death of their Lord, showing their faith and participation in the merits of His sacrifice, and their dependence on Him for spiritual life and nourishment.
9. Future Things
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the resurrection of the just and unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and conscious, eternal punishment of all who do not believe in and obey Jesus Christ.
10. Church and State
We believe in the entire separation of church and state.
11. Religious Liberty
We believe in religious liberty.
12. The Lord’s Day
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and that it is the divinely appointed day for worship, spiritual exercise and fellowship with the body of Christ.
13. Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society, that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.