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1.) We believe in one eternal God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, creator and sustainor of the universe. (Duet. 6:4, Eph. 4:4-6; Jn. 10:30).

2.) We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Mt. 16:16-18),our Lord, God manifest in the flesh, born of the virgin Mary, and without sin. We believe in his divine miracles, his expiatory and redemptive death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension, his mediation and his personal return in power and glory. (Jn. 1:14, Mt. 1:23, 2 Cor. 5:21, Jn. 3:2, I Jn. 4:10, 1 Cor. 15:20, Acts 1:9, 1 Tim. 2:5, 1 Thess. 4:16-17)

3.) We believe in the Holy Spirit and His agency in the inspiration of the Scriptures. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (Mk. 16:8), and that He comes to live within one's heart at the time of the new birth and that He gives us the power to serve Christ and to live a righteous life. (Jn. 16:7-8, 1 Cor. 6:19)

4.) We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, totally and divinely inspired, worthy of confidence, authoritative and sovereign in matters of faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Mt. 24:35, 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

5.) We believe that man is a sinner, separated from God and that his salvation is by grace, through faith in Jesus. Grace we understand to be the unmerited, undeserved gift of God. Faith we understand to be an obedient faith which includes hearing and believing the Gospel, repentance from sin, public confession of faith and baptism (Rom. 3:23, Eph. 2:8, James 2:22, Rom. 10:9-10, Rom. 10:14-16, Acts 2:38-39, Rom. 6:4-5, Col. 2:11-12).

6.) We believe that the Church is a divine institution composed of the redeemed from every tribe, tongue, nation and people (Rev. 7:9). The Church is one by God's design "so that the world may believe" (Jn. 17:20-21). We believe that Christ is the only head of the church and that he commissioned the Church to evangelize the world (Mt. 28:18-20); therefore, the proclamation of the Gospel is the primary task of the Church. We believe that individual congregations are autonomous in polity and are called by God to voluntarily and cooperatively build His Kingdom (2 Cor. 8:1-15, 19).

7.) We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind; the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal condemnation (Jn. 5:28-29, 1 Thess. 4:16-18).

These articles are published for information and are by no means intended to be an authoritative creed or a test of Christian fellowship. We affirm these articles to be true and encourage all men everywhere to accept Christ as the only Christian creed and the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice, striving
not to be the only Christians, but Christians only. . .