both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God,
the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men,
and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and
in one God,
creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally
existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus
Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the
believing sinner, and indwell, seal, guide, instruct, and
empower the believer for godly living and service.
deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, in His
sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning
death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in
His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His
personal, imminent, pre-millennial return in power and glory.
was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is,
therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy
Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
only ground for justification and salvation is through faith
alone in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection
and that salvation is wholly of God's grace.
order to be saved, man must be born again spiritually; that
the new birth's a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is
instantaneous and not a process; and that the blessings of
salvation are free to all by the Gospel.
Lord's Supper and Water Baptism by immersion are ordinances to
be observed by the local church during this age. They are,
however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to
everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the
unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
local church is composed of regenerated, baptized believers
associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the
Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every
local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern
its own affairs.
command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and
unmistakable, and this Commission was given to the churches.