We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory.
The Holy Spirt
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father and that the Holy Spirit Who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that today He immediately indwells the souls of all believers, sealing them unto the day of redemption.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher who guides and illuminates believers through the Scriptures and that it is the privilege as well as the duty of all the saved to be filled with and controlled by the Spirit.
We believe sanctification in the Holy Spirit to be the work of God’s free grace whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God and are enabled step by step to live unto righteousness and true holiness.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts. However, we believe that the spiritual “sign gifts” that were used to authenticate new prophecy and new scripture are not present in this age.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God, apart from works, brought to man by grace and received by repentance from sin and by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His shed blood.
We believe it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh and clearly warns believers to avoid unbelief and licentiousness and clearly admonishes us to endure until the end.
We believe that the Spirit places all true believers into the body of Christ, which is the universal church. In his wisdom, God designed the timeless, invisible, universal church to have temporal, visible, local expression in the local body of believers. Believers gather regularly to exalt the God above them, edify the believers among them, and evangelize the world around them.
We believe that God’s holiness demands that His people pursue holiness. Separation is primarily positive in that God sets believers apart for Himself and believers set themselves apart for God.