THESE WE BELIEVE
(Hebrews 4:14-16), and the advocate in the family of God (I John 2:1).
In the personal (I Thessalonians 4:16-18), imminent (Hebrews 10:37), and premillennial second coming of Christ — first to receive His own to Himself (I Thess. 4:16-18) and later to set up His earthly Kingdom and to reign over the redeemed Israel and all the nations of the world - that is, to bring peace and blessing to the whole world (Luke 1:31-33).
That all who, by faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) and receive the Holy Spirit and a new nature (Romans 9:9,10) - that they are also anointed with the Spirit (I John 2:20) and, by the Holy Spirit, are baptized into the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13).
That God is the spiritual Father only of those who trust His Son, Jesus Christ, as Savior (John 1:12) - that only those saved through faith in Christ are spiritual brothers (Galatians 3:26, I John 1:7).
That God commands us to be totally responsible for the education and training of our children (Deuteronomy 6:6-9), and that only Christ-centered education is acceptable to God (Colossians 2:2-8). We further believe that God commands us to refuse to allow our children to be taught any material contrary to the teachings of the Bible (Proverbs 19:27). We believe that no form of education or instruction is religiously neutral (John 15:5).
That the local church is commanded by God to be autonomous (Titus 1:5, I Peter 5:1-3); that all ministries of the Church, including youth work, daily education of our children, Sunday School, pulpit ministry, etc., are to be conducted only by born-again Christians who are approved by the Elders (Acts 6:3). We expressly believe that no person active in any of the above mentioned ministries can be a homosexual (Romans 1:24-28) or anyone who denies any literal teaching of the Word of God (Luke 24:25).