In the Triune God— God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:1; John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)
- God the Father is the creator of all things visible and invisible. He is sovereign and loves all people (Genesis 1:1; John 4:24; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3).
- God the Son (Jesus Christ) is God incarnate, born of a virgin, who died on the cross for all sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. He ascended into Heaven and will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead. (John 1:14; John 3:16; Luke 1:26-38; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 1 John 4:9; 2 Peter 318)
- God the Holy Spirit is an active and operating part of the Trinity who dwells in every Christian. (John 16:5-16; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
In the inspired Word of God. It is inerrant and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. It gives the perfect pattern of Christ’s Church and every effort should be made to restore it. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Hebrews 4:12, 13; 2 Timothy 3:16)
That Salvation is a free gift from God which comes by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ, by repentance of personal sin, confessing that Jesus is Lord and by being immersed in Christian baptism. (Matthew 26:28; Ephesians 2:8; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38; Romans 5:9; 6:1-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 3:21; 2 Peter 3:9)
That repentant disciples partake in the Lord’s Supper each Lord’s day, as a remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and His imminent return for His church. The pattern of the early Christians was to observe this Supper on the first day of the week. (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Acts 20:7)
That the Church of Jesus Christ was founded on the Day of Pentecost and is one universal body consisting of all disciples (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).
That Jesus is the Head of the church, and He places leaders in “Headship” for the purpose of governing the conduct of local believers (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
That no man knows the time or date that Jesus will return for His church, but it is a certainty that He will return, according to scripture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 22:20).