1. The Bible Inspired
Both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God, and the revelation of God to men, infallible and authoritative as the final authority for faith and conduct (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).
2. The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally-before-time self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of mankind (Colossians 1:16). He has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22). Who is one in being, essence and glory (John 10:30).
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Without ceasing to be God, became man to demonstrate who God is, and to provide salvation to men (Matthew 1:21; John 1:18). The scriptures declare:
- His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:31, 35).
- His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).
- His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38).
- His substitutionary atonement on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- His bodily resurrection from the death (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4).
- His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3).
4. The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26,27, 2:17, 3:6, 5:12-19).
5. The Salvation of Man
Conditions to Salvation.
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7).
The Evidence of SalvationThe inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12).
6. The Ordinances of the Church
- Baptism In Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptised. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4).
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.