- God is
the infinite personal Spirit, who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity,
existing eternally as Father, Son, and Spirit - three persons and yet but one
Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is a divine revelation,
the original autographs of which were inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that the
words were kept from error.
Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very
God; He took upon Him our nature, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born
of the Virgin Mary; He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for
the sins of the world; He arose from the dead in the body in which He was
crucified; He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now,
our interceding high priest; He will come again personally and visibly to set
up His kingdom and to judge the quick and the dead.
- Man was
created in the image of God, but fell into sin, and in that sense is lost;
this is true of all men, and except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who His own self
bore our sins in His own body on the tree; the retribution of the wicked and
unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasting; and as the reward
is conscious, so is the retribution.
church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one
body, each believer living his life in the power of the Holy Spirit; its
mission being to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, and teach and
preach the gospel among all nations.
- The entire program of
Christian training is evangelical. It finds its reason for being, and its
goal, in bringing the individual to a personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as
Savior and Lord, in helping the Christian grow in grace and in the knowledge
of our Lord, and in equipping Christians for more effective service.