The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, comfort and empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
THE HUMAN CONDITION
The Bible, as set forth in the Old and the New Testament, is the inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God, a complete revelation of God's will for all mankind, constituting the divine, timeless and only rule of the Christian faith and practice.
Man, originally created in the image and likeness of God, fell through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death, thus all mankind is born with a sinful nature, separated from God but can be saved through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. The unrepentant and unbelieving will exist eternally in a literal conscious torment/hell, the believer will exist eternally in a conscious bliss/heaven.
There is one true God who is infinitely perfect, eternally ever-existent in three persons, the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, co-equal, co-eternal, co-powerful, all knowing and ever-present. God the Father is the creator of the universe and heavenly Father of all mankind. Jesus Christ is the true Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross for the propitiation of the sins of all mankind, for as many as would believe in Him would be justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead in accordance with the Scriptures and is now at the right hand of the Father ever-interceding for us as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of perfect righteousness and peace.
There will be a bodily resurrection for the just unto eternal life and a bodily resurrection for the unjust unto judgment. The second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible and pre-millennial. This vital truth is the confident assurance of every believer and an incentive to faithful service to the Lord.
God ordained marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman, and the fullness of God ordained family includes the children that are born out of that marriage.
The church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed by His atoning work on the cross and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the head of the body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all nations. The local church is a grouping of believers in Jesus Christ who are joined together for the worship of God and service to God, through prayer, fellowship, and life application of biblical principles as well as the observance of the ordinances of Baptism and The Lord's Supper.
Salvation has been provided by grace through the faith in Jesus Christ and is available to all of mankind. For as many as would repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become born-again children of God. It is God's will that each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit and wholly set apart from sin and the world, fully dedicated to God's will, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. The filling of the Holy Spirit is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are active for today in the life of a believer, distributed by the Holy Spirit as He would so will.