The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the holy Bible, the only infallible rule of faith and practice in all church matters.
2 Timothy 3: 16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.”
The existence of one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
John 16: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 14 He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me. 15 All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me.”
The deity and the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, the Second Person in the Holy Trinity
John 1:1:“In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God”. …….14 “So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.* And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.”
The fallen, sinful state of all mankind.
Romans 3:22 “We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. 23 For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
The salvation of all people from the judgement of sin and the power of sin through the perfect obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ, His atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His unchanging priesthood.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.”
The direct work of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of people, in their sanctification and in their preservation to the heavenly kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor,* who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.”
The necessity, in order to obtain salvation, of repentance towards God and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:22″ We are made right in God’s sight when by Faith we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done”
The resurrection of the dead, the final judgement of all people by the Lord Jesus Christ, the “eternal blessedness” of the righteous and “eternal punishment” of those who reject Jesus Christ.
Revelation 20:11 “And I saw a great white throne, and I saw the one who was sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. 12 I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to the things written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the grave* gave up the dead in them. They were all judged according to their deeds.”
The two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper which are of continuing obligation:
Baptism being the immersion of believers upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in His death, burial and resurrection.
Matthew 28 :18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
The Lord’s Supper being a remembrance, until Jesus’ second coming, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Corinthians 11:23 “On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is given* for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”
The obligation on the church and on every believer to aid in proclaiming to all, salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18 “Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age”