believe the Bible to be given by
inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God's revealed word
believe that Scripture teaches
that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal
Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4;
Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
believe that man is a sinful being
in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5;
Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14).
believe in the virgin birth of
Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the son of man, that He
came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an
atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him
(Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2
believe that for salvation of lost
and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely
essential (Luke 7:50, 24:47; Romans 10:13-15; 1
Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8, 9; 2 Timothy
1:9; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
believe the Scriptures ascribe to
the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being, and
that the works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life,
and sanctification are also ascribed to the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2;
Job 33:4; Mark 3:29; John 16:8, 13; Acts 7:51, 10:19, 13:2, 13:4,
16:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11, 6:11, 12; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Peter 3:18; 2
believe in the sanctifying power
of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to
live a holy life (Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Thessalonians
4:3; 1 John 2:29).
believe that the baptism in the
Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it (Joel 2:28; Acts
believe that all mankind is
subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin. The
soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death enter into a
conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character
here possessed by rejection or acceptance of the Savior (Ecclesiastes
12:7; Romans 5:12; Philippians 1:23).
believe in the bodily resurrection
of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the
lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts
24:15; Revelation 22:11).
believe in the personal, imminent
return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1
believe the redemptive work of
Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to
believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4, 5; James 5:14, 15; 1 Peter