What We Believe

Articles of Faith

Of the Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect
treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and
truth without any mixture of error for its matter, that it reveals the principles by which God
will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of
Christian union , and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and
opinions should be tried.

Of the True God

We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit,
whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker 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 Ghost; equal in
every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of

Of the Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary
transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are
now sinners, not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness
required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just
condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.

Of the way of Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the Mediatorial offices
of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father freely took upon him our nature,
yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a
full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven;
and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is
every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all sufficient Savior.

Of Justification

We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is
justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on
principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of
righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood; by
virtue of which faith his perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings
us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing
needful for time and eternity.

Of the Freeness of Salvation

We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the
immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial penitent, and obedient faith; and that
nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, but his own inherent
depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an
aggravated condemnation.