The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:15-16; I Peter 2:2).
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles and relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19).
Man, The Fall, and Redemption
God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But man fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
The Salvation of Man
(A) Conditions of Salvation: The grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing and regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:27; Titus 3:5-7).
(B) The Evidence of Salvation: The “inward” evidence of the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The “outward” evidence of all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of Baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ, as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the Blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death, and is enjoined on all believers (I Corinthians 11:24).
The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4, 8; I Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I AM holy.” Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15-16; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; I John 2:6).
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17).
The Ministry and Evangelism
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord Jesus for the evangelization of the world and the edifying of the Body of Christ, that they all may come to know Him (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the first born, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).
The Spirit of Sonship
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6; Romans 8:15-19; Habakkuk 2:14; Numbers 14:21; John 17:21-22).