I. The Scriptures
Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation
of Himself to man.
is one and only one living and true God.
A. God the Father
as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His
creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the
purposes of His grace.
B. God the Son
is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was
conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
C. God the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine.
is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them
male and female as the crowning work of His creation.
involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all
who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood
obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
V. God's Purpose of Grace
is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates,
justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners.
VI. The Church
New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local
congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith
and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ,
governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges
invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the
ends of the earth.
VII. Baptism and the Lord's Supper
baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord's
Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church,
through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize
the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.