1. THE SCRIPTURES:  The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments have their authority from God alone, and are given to us by divine inspiration.  They are the only perfect, supreme, infallible, and sufficient standard of faith and practice.  II Timothy 3:16 & 17, and II Peter 1:20 & 21.
  2. GOD:  There is one true and living God; He is an infinite Spirit; self-existent, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, good, wise, just, and merciful.  He is the creator, preserver, and sovereign of the universe; He is expressly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love.  In the Godhead there are three persons in one – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are equal in every divine perfection, and who execute distinct by harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.  Revelation 19:6, John 4:24, Isaiah 44:6, 1 John 5:7, Mark 12:32, and John 10:30.
  3. JESUS CHRIST:  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the second person of the Trinity who, by virtue of His sacrificial work, is the world’s Redeemer and Saviour of all who believe.  He is at present intercessor of all His people at the right hand of the Father, and is to be the Judge of all men.  Matthew 16:16, Luke 2:11, John 1: 1,2 & 14, 1 John 2:1, Romans 5:8, I Corinthians 15:3 & 4, Hebrews 7:25, and Romans 14:11 & 12.
  4. THE HOLY SPIRIT:  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, by whom all saving, comforting, and sanctifying power is exerted upon human hearts.  Titus 3:5, John 6:63, John 14:16-18 & 26, John 15:26, John 16:7-14, Romans 8:14 &16, I Peter 1:2, and Ezekiel 36:26..
  5. STATE AND FALL OF MAN:  Man was created sinless.  By his own disobedience he fell into sin.  Through his fall into sin, an evil nature was transmitted to the whole race, revealing itself in actual transgressions, and bringing all under the reign of condemnation and death.  Genesis 1:26 & 27, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12 & 19, and Ephesians 2:1-3.
  6. ATONEMENT:  The perfect life, vicarious death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, have removed the obstacles in the way of the Holy Spirit’s regenerating power and of the Father’s forgiving grace being extended to the sinner, and constitute for every believing soul and all-prevailing plea and sufficient ground for righteousness before God.  Romans 5:11, I Peter 3:18 & 19, Ephesians 1:7, II Corinthians 5:21, and John 1:12.
  7. REGENERATION:  In regeneration a new life principle is begotten in the soul of a man by the Holy Spirit through the word of truth, producing a disposition of joyful obedience to Christ and to holy conduct in life.  John 3:3, Titus 3:5, II Corinthians 5:19, Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:12 & 13, and John 3:5-8.
  8. REPENTANCE:  In repentance the sinner, having seen his sin, being moved by the energy of the Holy Spirit, is led to grieve for, and hate it as an offence against God, and apprehending the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, he lovingly returns to God to walk in the way of His commandments.  Luke 13:2 & 3, Acts 17:30, II Corinthians 5:17, Luke 15:7, and II Timothy 2:25 & 26.
  9. FAITH:  Faith is a conviction of the intellect that God will perform all that he has promised, and an implicit trust in the heart of Christ as a personal Saviour.  It includes a hearty concurrence of the will and affections with the whole plan of salvation as revealed in the gospel, and is a condition of justification and of the cleansing from the pollution of sin, and of all subsequent gospel blessing.  Romans 4:5, Ephesians 2:8, Jon 5:24, Romans 10:9 & 10, and Hebrews 11:6.
  10. JUSTIFICATION:  Justification is an act of God wherein He accepts as righteous the sinner, to whom it is imputed the perfect righteousness of Christ, on the condition of faith alone.  Galatians 2:16, Romans 5:1 & 9, and Romans 4:4&5.
  11. SANTIFICATION:  The scriptures teach that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, Christians are made partakers of His Holiness; that it has at its beginning regeneration, and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence of the Holy Spirit, in the continual use of the appointed means – the Word of God – self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.  Hebrews, 10:10, I Corinthians 6:11, John 16:7 – 14, John 17:17, Ephesians 5:26, 1 Corinthians 1:30, and I Thessalonians 4:3.
  12. A GOSPEL CHURCH:  We believe that a Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith, and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word.  In more general sense the word Church is used to designate all those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  The only scriptural officers are pastors, and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the epistles of Timothy and Titus.  Acts 2:14 & 42, Titus 1:5-9, I Corinthians 11:2, I Timothy 3:2-6, and Matthew 18:20.
  13. BAPTISM:  This is the immersion of believers in water into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in which are their death unto the world, the washing of their souls from the pollution of sin, their resurrection to the newness of life, the burial, and resurrection of Christ, their resurrection at the last day, and their engagement to serve God.  Acts 8:36-38, Acts 2:41 & 42, John 3:22 &23, Romans 6:4, and Matthew 28:19.
  14. THE LORD’S SUPPER:  The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Christ, to be observed by the churches in the manner indicated by Him in Matthew 26:26 – 30, and I Corinthians 11:23-24.
  15. DEATH:  At death our bodies return to dust, our souls to God who gave them.  The righteous being then perfected in happiness are received to dwell with God, awaiting the full redemption of their bodies.  The wicked are cast into Hades reserved unto judgment of the great day.  I Corinthians 15:42, 49, 50, 54, & 55, II Corinthians 5:8, and Luke 16:19-31.
  16. RESURRECTION:  There will be a general resurrection of the bodies of the just and unjust; the righteous in the likeness of Christ, but the wicked to shame and everlasting contempt.  Acts 24:15, John 5:28 & 29, and Psalms 9:17.
  17. GENERAL JUDGEMENT:  There will be a judgment of quick and dead, of just and unjust, on principles of righteousness, by our Lord Jesus Christ, at His second coming.  The wicked will be condemned to eternal punishment, and the righteous into the fullness of eternal life and joy.  Revelations 20:11-15, and II Corinthians 5:10.