We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. As a result, the Bible will be the authority for answering all questions regarding the purpose, structure, and function of the church.
I. We Believe In A High View of God
God is sovereignly gracious in all things. The church is established and exists for His glory alone. God is directing and working all things after the counsel of His own will (1).
II. We Believe In A High View of Scripture.
Because the Bible is the Inspired, Infallible, and Inerrant Word of God in the original language passed down to us without change, it is the absolute and final authority on all matters (2).
III. We Believe In the Preaching of Sound Doctrine.
Maintaining a high view of God and a high view of scripture necessitates the preaching, teaching, and practicing of sound doctrine (3). Doctrine always precedes duty. The method of preaching will be expository in nature.
IV. We Believe In Personal Holiness.
Though we are in the world, we are not of the world. We are accountable to God and to each other for what we do and how we live, for we have been bought and are not our own (4). We belong to Christ.
(1) Psalm 22:28; Psalm 33:6-9; Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:34-35; Isaiah 40:17-18; Romans 9:13-29;Revelation 4:11, (2) 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21, (3) 2 Timothy 4:1-5 , (4) Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:18; Ephesians 5:3-12