Doctrinal Statement

(From the Articles of Incorporation, Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County, Pennsylvania)

We believe in the Divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scriptures equally, applying even to the choice of words, so that the result is the very Word of God; the only infallible Rule of Faith and Practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them (in the Authorized King James Version) are in every essential particular, as originally given, contain all things necessary to Salvation.

We believe in the one God revealed as existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person. He is a Person distinct from the Father and from the Son.

We believe that through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, so that death passed unto all men, for that “all have sinned.”

We believe in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, mans’ only true Substitute; and that His vicarious death is the sufficient expiation for the guilt of all who trust Him .

We believe that men are JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE, and are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe in the personal premillennial return of our Lord.

We believe it to be the supreme responsibility of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to make His Gospel known to all men.