The Bible is the inspired Word of God to men; the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason.? (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Peter 2:2)
2. THE ONE TRUE GOD:
The One true God has revealed Himself as? the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM”; and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Galatians 3:20).
3. MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION:
The creation, test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total depravity and inability to attain Divine righteousness. Man’s only hope is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
4. JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SAVIOR OF MAN:
The Saviour of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, very God and very man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 9:6).
5. THE SALVATION OF MAN:
The grace of God, which brings salvation, hath appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:8-10, 13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:5-7). The salvation of sinners by grace alone, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the Cross of Calvary, by which we secure remission of sins and eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:1). The Gospel of the grace of God, how that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day for our justification. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
6. BAPTISM IN WATER:
The water baptism of believers by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost according to the Scriptures. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:37-38; 10:47-48; 19:5; Romans 6:4).
7. BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence, namely, speaking “with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance”. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38-39; 8:13-17; 10:44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-7).
8. THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT:
The gifts of the Spirit as enumerated and practiced as manifest in the early church. (1 Corinthians 12-14; Acts 5:12-16).
9. LIVING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
The Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the World, and? the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
10. THE CHURCH:
Christ is building His Church, the called out ones that gather in His name and a spiritual work takes place. The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and the church of the first born, which are written in heaven. (Matthew 16:18; 28:19; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).
11. THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH:
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The direction for the edifying of the Body of Christ.
(Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15-20; Matthew 24:14; Ephesians 4:11-16).
12. DIVINE HEALING:
The healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its many aspects as practiced by the early church. This was provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 3:1-22; 4:30; James 5:14-15).
13. THE LORD’S SUPPER:
The Lord’s memorial, commonly called Supper, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
14. THE SECOND COMING OR BLESSED HOPE:
The bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His enthronement, His personal coming for His church (those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord which is the blessed hope of the church), then there will be the general resurrection and the final judgment. (Luke 24:15; Ephesians 1:20; Acts 7:54-58; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Revelation 11:15).
15. THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS:
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise of the world’s hope. (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; 20:1-7; Romans 11:26-27).
16. THE REALITY AND PERSONALITY OF SATAN:
Satan has many names in the Scriptures and is real with a personality. (Job 1:6-3:1; 2 Corinthians 11:14).
17. DESTINY OF EVERY PERSON:
The eternal life of the believer (John 5:42; 10:28), and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever. (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
18. THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH:
We “according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness”.
(2 Peter 3:13).