receive the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God
and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
confess our faith in the one living and true God, revealed as the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost; the Creator and Preserver of all things.
believe that man was ruined by sin. (Romans 3:9-12).
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ by His death made atonement for sin,
and provided the way of salvation for all mankind; that this salvation is
offered freely to every person; and that whosoever will accept Christ by
faith "shall not perish, but shall have
everlasting life" (John 3:15-16, 36).
believe in one Spirit; God, the Holy Ghost, through whose sovereign agency
in regeneration, the soul, dead in sin, is made alive in Christ, and
through whose sovereign agency in sanctification, the soul is changed more
and more into the divine image from glory to glory.
believe that the Lord's Day, the ministry of the Word, the visible Church,
the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are divinely
appointed, and are binding on the followers of Christ until His coming.
in God for the forgiveness of our sins for the sake of Christ, and that
our prayers for guidance to know His will, and for grace to do it will be
answered, we covenant as His disciples to observe the Christian
ordinances, and to honor our profession by a constant Christian life, and
by the divine aid to conduct our affairs in accordance with His Word and
example, obeying the rule of Christ.