The Bible was written by men inspired by God and is self-revelation of God to man. It is a true treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without mixture of error or question. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. The Bible reveals principles by which God judges us and, therefore, is and will continue until the end of the world, the true center of Christian union and supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
All Scripture is a testimony to Christ himself the subject of divine revelation. There is one and only one living and true God. He is a spiritual, intelligent, and personal being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. Knowing God is omnipotent and omniscient, perfect, and extends to all things past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. We owe Him the highest love, respect, and obedience. The Eternal Triune God reveals himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence, or spirit being €œ the Spirit of God, fully God. He inspired holy men of old to write the scripture. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. God exalts Christ, the man convicted of sin and tried by the court. He calls men to the Savior and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and gives spiritual gifts to serve God in His Church.
The sealing of believers on the day of final redemption: Their presence in the Christian faith is assurance that God will bring the believer into the fullness of Christ's face. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship and calls them to evangelism and service. A New Testament church of Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ through its laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges, invested in them by his Word to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Each municipality is under the authority of Christ through democratic process. In any such meeting, each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its officers are pastors and deacons. Although men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastoring to man is limited by Scripture. The New Testament speaks of the church as the Body of Christ, the Redeemer of all ages and believers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.