We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, containing a revelation given to man under divine supervision and providence, that its historic statements are correct, and that it is the only divine standard of faith and practice (Rom. 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:15-16, John 17:17)
We believe that there is one (mono – the Greek word meaning alone, singular, one) true God. The one God, our Father (Mal. 2:10) who was before all things (Isa. 43:10, 44:6&8, 57:15). He Alone is immortal and eternal (1 Timothy 1:17, Isa. 40:28, Ps. 90:2). He has no equal (Isa. 40:25, John 10:29, 14:28, Eph. 4:6). He alone is the creator of all things (Ps. 147:4-5). He gives to all life, breath, and all things (John 6:57, Acts 17:25&28).
We believe in Jesus Christ, the one (mono) Messiah and only begotten of the Father (John 3:16), who was conceived in a virgin called Mary (Luke 1:27, 31&35). Jesus was born – not incarnated, but born the mortal son of a Jewish virgin and did not exist before his conception and birth (Gen. 3:15, 2nd Samuel 7:16, Mic. 5:2, Gal. 4:4). He lived a sinless life (2nd Cor. 5:21, Hebrews 4:15) He died a literal death for our sins (1st Cor. 15:3-4), by the power of God’s Spirit He was raised from the dead (Rom. 8:11, 1st Cor. 6:14), restored to life and put on immortality (Rom 6:9, 1st Timothy 6:16), born again, “The first fruits of them that slept” (Rom. 8:29, 1st Cor. 15:20 & 23), ascended to heaven as our High Priest and Mediator (Hebrews 9:24, 1 Tim. 2:5). He will come again in the same manner at the end of this age (John 6:39, Acts 3:20-21), to judge the living and the dead (2nd Tim. 4:1) and will be our ruling king forever (Rev. 11:15).
In the one (mono) Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:4, 1st Cor. 12:4-13), which is not a personal being, but is the comforter (john 15:26), the invisible active force sent from God to reprove or convict the world of sin (John 16:7-11); the Holy Spirit is the impersonal power of God (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 1st Corinthians 6:14). With this impersonal Spirit, God anointed Jesus, empowered Him to do the things He did and can do today (Psa. 45:7; Isa. 61:1; Acts 10:38). With this impersonal power God’s believing people are led (2nd Tim. 1:7; Eph. 1:13; Rom. 8:14) sanctified and sealed unto the day of redemption (2nd Thess. 2:13; Eph. 4:30). At conversion, we are begotten to a living hope of the gospel, the Word of God, (1st Pet. 1:3; 1st Cor. 4:15; James 1:18), then born again or brought into another life by the power of God’s Spirit when resurrected from Sheol, the grave (Eze. 37:13-14; Rom. 8:11; Ps. 104:30). Some are born again, born of the Spirit to life and immortality (Rom. 2:7; 1st Cor. 15:51-57); some are born again to face eternal destruction the second death (John 3:3; Luke 13:26-28; Matt. 7:21, 23).
We believe that man was created for immortality, but through sin, he fell, and because of that sin, death entered into the world and passed upon all men and that only through faith in Jesus Christ, the divinely ordained Life-Giver, can man become “partakers of the divine nature” and live forever at His second appearing and kingdom (2nd Tim. 1:10; Rom. 5:12; 1st Cor. 15:22, 51-54).
We believe that salvation is free to all those who in this life accept it on the conditions imposed, which conditions are simple and inflexible; namely, turning from sin, repentance toward God, acceptance, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and life and consecration to the service of God; thus, excluding all hope of future probation, or of universal salvation (John 3:16; 2nd Cor. 6:2; Luke 13:25-28).
We believe that Jesus Christ, according to His promise, will come again to this earth, even in like manner as he went into heaven – personally, visibly, and gloriously- to reign here forever (Rev. 11:15), and that His coming is the hope of the church, inasmuch as upon His coming depend on the (mono) resurrection both universal and corporal (John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15), the reward of the righteous, the everlasting destruction of sin and sinners (2nd Thess. 1:7-9; 2nd Peter 2:12; 3:7), and the renewal of the earth (Ps. 104:30) now marred by sin, to become to the home of the redeemed, after which event, the earth will be forever free from sin and death (Rev. 21:4; 22:3).
We believe that Bible prophecy has indicated the approximate time of Christ’s return; comparing its testimony with the signs of our time, we are confident that he is near, “even at the door,” and we believe that the great duty of the hour is the proclamation of this soon-coming redemption, and defense of Bible authority, inspiration and truth, and the salvation of lost men (2nd Peter 1:19-21; Matt. 24:42-45; Rev. 22:17).