1.The scriptures inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to all people, in its original language infallible. Today, it is an authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Timothy 3:16, 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 God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit who indwells the believer. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29, Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 11, Matthew 28:19).
3.Humanity, their fall and redemption. Humanity was created good and upright. For God said, “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But we, by voluntary disobedience, fell and our only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21).
4.The salvation of humanity.
a. Conditions of Salvation. The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all. By repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which brings the renewing work of the Holy Spirit; having confidence in an abundant life now and in life eternal. (Titus 2:11, Romans 10:13-15, Luke 24:47, Titus 3:5-7).
b. Evidence of salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of their salvation is the direct witness of the spirit and peace with God (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all people is a life led and changed by the Spirit.
5.Baptism in water. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward experience. It represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is merely a symbol of God’s inner working and is not required for God’s saving grace. It is, however, strongly encouraged as an act of obedience in our faith. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47, Acts 48, Romans 6:4, Acts 20:21, Hebrews 10:22).
6.The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26) and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26). It consists of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine and is open to all.
7.A Life of Progress. The scriptures teach a life of personal holiness. By the power of the Holy Spirit we all are able to obey God’s commands. Sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be pursued by walking in obedience to God’s personal leading by the Holy Spirit. Sanctification is experienced in basically three ways:
a. Our Standing with God. This is what happens to every person who puts their trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. When we are saved through faith in Jesus, we are sanctified in the eyes of God through the blood of Christ. As God the Father looks at us, He sees the holiness of Jesus, which is imputed to us, and does not see our sin (Hebrews 10:10, Hebrews 14).
b. Our Standing in Life. This is the process by which we strive to live on a day to day basis by considering ourselves dead to our old nature and alive to God in holy living through the power of God’s presence within our lives (Romans 6; Philippians 2:12, Philippians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:4).
c. Our Standing in Heaven. This is when we are totally set free from the presence of sin within our life after seeing Jesus our Lord and being made like Him because of seeing Him as He really is in all His glory (1 John 3:2).
8.The church. The church is the body of Christ which exists to fulfill the great commission. Each member has a vital part in encouraging, equipping and empowering those who are within and reaching those who are without. (Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23).
9.The Promise. Jesus promises to return and gather His church to Himself. Those who have died will be raised again and those who are alive will be caught up to meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Titus 2:12, 1 Corinthians 15:51, Romans 8:23).
11.The Inclusiveness of God. God is no respecter of persons. God is for all people and all nations. Therefore, all can experience the fullness and grace of God in their lives regardless of age, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, economic status, or any other categorical label that could be used (2 Chronicles 19:7, Job 34:19, Romans 2:10-11, Galatians 5:6, 1 Peter 1:17).