We believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally written; that they were verbally and plenarily inspired and are the product of Spirit superintended men, and therefore are the infallible, inerrant and complete written Word of God; that their infallibility and inerrancy extends to faith and practice, to history, science, chronology, and to all other matters of which they speak; and that in the distinct work of providence, *God has protected His Word throughout history so that we can be assured of having a preserved and trustworthy Bible as found in the English translation known as the King James Version (1769).
We believe the Scriptures to be the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed, and opinions shall be tried. (Isa 40:8; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:19-21).
The True God
We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite, sovereign Spirit, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Exo 20:2; Matt 28:19; 1 Cor 8:6; Rev 4:11).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil on earth until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the new birth through His calling and regenerating; that He baptizes, indwells, seals, endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies, fills and gives gifts to the believers. The temporary gifts (e.g. tongues, healing, etc.) were “sign-gifts” until the Scriptures were completed (John 14:16-17; Matt 28:19; Heb 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Gen 1:1-3; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5-6; Eph 1:13-14; Mark 1:8; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; Rom 8:14, 16, 26, 27; 15:19; Eph 4:30, Heb 2:4; 1 Cor 13:8, 10).