Doctrine

What a person or a group of people collectively (a local church) believes about God and how to live is of paramount importance.  As is the case with any organization, our beliefs underpin every decision we make.  If our beliefs are wrong then our decisions and actions are wrong.

As you will discover if you read through the entirety of our doctrinal position, we begin with the foundation of God's Word.  We do not derive our beliefs from logic or reason or deduction, but rather from the revelation of God in Scripture.  Time and again in God's Word He admonishes us to "rightly divide the word of truth."  It is our responsibility as believers to diligently study the Scriptures and understand what He has revealed to us.

It is also imperative that we diligently apply that understanding to our lives.  The link between sound doctrine and righteous living is critical.  If our doctrinal base begins to erode, our moral foundation is sure to follow.  We must stand firm on the solid truths of God's Word so that we can know Him and walk in a right relationship with Him.

Please take the time to examine what we believe.  Look up the Scripture references and find out for yourself if we are "rightly dividing the word of truth."  We have divided our doctrinal positions into 10 areas of study.   These areas provide the basis for most "Systematic Theology" courses at seminaries.