We carefully emphasize faithfulness to Scripture in our thinking about God, Jesus, the Bible, and humanity; and we strive to be unified in adhering to these crucial doctrines across the ministry.
ABOUT THE BIBLE: Inspired, inerrant, and authoritative
God “breathed out” the very words of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, so that in the original writings they are inerrant and of supreme and final authority.
ABOUT GOD: Three persons in one
God is one, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST: Both true God and true Man
The second Person of the Trinity is the eternal Son of God. He had no beginning but became man by being conceived of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died an atoning death, rose from the dead, and physically ascended into Heaven, where He maintains a bodily presence for us as High Priest and Advocate.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT: The One Who convicts, regenerates, and indwells
The third Person of the Trinity convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in the new birth, baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, indwells and seals them unto the day of redemption. He gives spiritual gifts to all believers whereby they edify the body of Christ. The “sign gifts,” or miracles wrought to authenticate Christ’s apostles, have run their course, and therefore ceased with the completion of the New Testament canon.
ABOUT MAN: Created in God’s image, but fallen and condemned
God made man in His own image on the sixth day of creation. Then man sinned and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death – separation from God. All humans are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by both birth and choice. They are therefore without excuse and under the just condemnation of God to eternal ruin.
ABOUT SALVATION: Purchased by Jesus’ blood, received by faith
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are declared righteous on the ground of His shed blood. They are born again by the agency of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, and are thereby children of God and eternally saved.
ABOUT THE FUTURE: The literal return and eternal reign of Jesus
Believers share in the “blessed hope” – the personal, physical, pre-tribulational, and premillennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. The just will enter into eternal joy. The unjust will experience everlasting conscious punishment in the lake of fire.