1. The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired, in its entirety and to the very words, and entirely without error in the original manuscripts, and is our only rule of faith and practice.
2. There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons. These are equal in every divine characteristic and fulfill distinct but harmonious aspects in the work of creation and redemption.
3. God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
4. Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son and the sole mediator between God and humankind. We believe in His pre-existence, His incarnation, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection from the grave, and His personal, visible, imminent return from heaven.
5. The Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, dwell in, comfort, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He is their abiding helper, teacher, and uide.
6. Humankind was created in the image of God; we sinned in Adam and are now sinners by nature and by choice. Therefore, humankind is under God’s just condemnation.
7. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from human merit, works, or ceremonies. It is applied by turning from sin to God and trusting Jesus Christ alone.
8. There is a twofold aspect of the church, the universal and local. The universal church is a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated people are members. The local church consists of a mutually identified group of believers in Jesus Christ. These believers have been baptized upon a credible profession of faith and associated together for worship, ministry, and fellowship.
9. The Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local church; baptism, the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the triune God, and the Lord’s Supper, instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death.
10. The local church is self-governing, being free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.