God refers to Himself in scripture as “I AM.” He is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He embodies 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)
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21
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; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
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 Salvation: The 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)
Baptism in Water: Jesus was baptized in water as a sign of his dedication and whole-hearted obedience to God. Once we are saved, as followers of Christ, we too are to be baptized in water as a way of declaring to the world that we have died with Christ and that we have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4).
Holy Communion: At the Lord’s Supper, Jesus broke bread (representing his body broken for all of us) and drank wine (representing his blood shed for all of us). He told his disciples to continue this symbolic representation as a way of remembering the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. (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!”
God has given gifts of His Spirit to the New Testament Church for the common good. They are divine impartations expressed through human beings. All gifts operate within the Law of Love, under the authority and truth of the Bible (1 Corinthians 12 and 13, Ephesians 4:11-16, Romans 13:3-8).
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from and recovery from sickness is provided for all believers in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).
An act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication to God (Romans 12:1-2: 1 Thess. 5:23). We grow in purity as we continually submit to and are refilled by the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11; Galatians 2:20; Phil. 2:12, 13). The renewing of the Spirit continues after the initial conversion (Romans 12:2).
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the book of life, together will the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be confined to the everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
Jesus shall make a visible return to earth with His saints to reign on the earth (Zach. 14:15; Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).