We believe that both the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scriptures (66 books) are inspired, or God-breathed, in the original. Therefore, the Scriptures are infallible and inherent in all their parts and are trustworthy and authoritive in all that they affirm concerning history, science, doctrine, ethics, religious practice, or any other topic. We believe that salvation always has been and always will be through faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone. We believe that baptism and church membership should only be bestowed upon those who make a credible profession or faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe that the local church is self-governing and, therefore, under the authority of Jesus Christ Himself, the head of the church.