The Bible is God’s Word
Written by divinely inspired men, it is the perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. God is its author and salvation its end. It is truth without any mixture of error. Because it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, it is and shall remain the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed, and opinion should be tried.
God is the Sovereign Creator
He is the supreme authority and controller of all things. He is the creator, owner, and possessor of heaven and earth. He has the absolute right and full authority to do or allow whatever he desires, and whatever he does is always right and good.
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God
He is co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. At the incarnation, God the Son took upon himself a human nature like us in every respect save sin. From eternity, he is truly God. Since the incarnation, he is also truly man. His human nature and divine nature are together in the one person, God the Son. Jesus Christ ought to be acknowledged in two natures without mixture or confusion, separation or division, so that the particular distinctions of the two natures is not taken away by their union.
Christ Endured God’s Wrath That We Might Be Forgiven
It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; the head and savior of the church; the heir of all things; and the judge of the world. Christ offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of his people by dying on the cross. On the third day, he rose from the dead to demonstrate his power over sin, death, and Satan. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return to reign on the renewed earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit is the Lord and Giver of Life
He subsists in the same divine essence as the Father and the Son. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory. As the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the agent of creation, inspiration, and regeneration. He unites believers to Christ. He sanctifies and indwells them unto glory. He guides and equips them in the church’s mission and ministry. He is to be worshiped and glorified together with the Father and the Son.
The Gospel is the Power of God to Save Sinners
It is the good news that proclaims how sinful man can be reconciled to the holy God through his perfect and righteous son, Jesus Christ. The substitutionary atoning death of Christ was the propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases his holy wrath. It also demonstrates his tremendous love and shows his amazing grace.
The gospel is revealed through the calling of the word of God for all mankind to repent of their sin and believe in Christ. Those who trust in Christ for salvation not only have their sin atoned for but also possess all the spiritual blessings in Christ: his righteousness is imputed to them; they are adopted as God’s children; indwelt by the Holy Spirit; and have the promise of eternal life in a resurrected body.
The Church is the Redeemed People of God
They have been predestined, called, justified, sanctified, and will be glorified. All persons throughout the world who express genuine faith in the gospel and obedience unto God, are and may be called visible saints. Together, with the saints in Heaven, they constitute the invisible church, the bride of Christ that will be one, holy people, made perfect forever, and will dwell with God in the new heavens and new earth.