The Creation of Man

We believe the six day Genesis account of creation(a) that man was created directly in God's image and likeness(b), that creation of man was not a matter of evolutionary change or species, or development through intermediate periods of time from lower to higher forms(c), that all the animal and vegetable life was made directly by God, and that God's established law was and is that they should bring forth only "after their kind"(d), that all men are descended from their historical ancestors Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race(e).

The Fall of Mankind into Sin

We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created upright, in a state of innocence, under the law of his Creator. By a deliberate transgression of Godís command Adam fell from his sinless state(a). Adam was the Federal head of all mankind. All men are related to Adam seminally. Therefore when Adam sinned all men sinned; in consequence of which all men fell from their sinless state and are totally depraved. All men are partakers of Adam's fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and conduct(b). All men are therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse(c).

The Salvation of Man

We believe the Scriptures teach that the salvation of man is wholly of grace(a), through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Himself our nature, being without sin, and by His death made a full and vicarious propitiation sufficient for our sins and the sins of all mankind(b). His sacrifice was not as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ bearing our sins in His own body on the tree(c). He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and all sufficient Savior(d) and all that the Father gives Him shall come to Him and He will not cast them out(e). All true believers are washed from their sins in His blood(f).