I THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to
man; the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to
conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (II Tim. 3:15, 16
I Peter 2:2).
II 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 principals of relationship and association, i. e. as Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10,11; Matt. 28:19)
III MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man was created good and upright- for God said, "Let Us make man
in Our image, after Our likeness". "But man, voluntary trangression
fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God." (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
IV THE SALVATION OF MAN
(a) Conditions to 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 of regeneration
and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through
faith, becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life.
(Titus 2:11; Rom. 10:13-15; Luke24:47; Titus 3:5-7).
(b) The evidence of salvation
The inward evidence, to the believer of his salvation, is the direct
witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16); the outward to all men is a life of
righteousness and true holiness.
V BAPTISM IN WATER
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed as
commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in
their hearts they have truly believed on Christ as Saviour and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward
symbol of cleaning, while their heart has already been sprinkled with
the blood of Christ as an inner cleaning; 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. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48
Rom. 6:4; Acts 20:21; Heb. 10:22).
VI THE LORD'S SUPPER
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the
vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our
Lord Jesus Christ. (2Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death. (I Cor. 11:26); and a prophecy of His coming ( I Cor 11:26); and
is enjoined on all believers "until He comes".
VII 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 the 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 the
Gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4;
I Cor. 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).
VIII THE EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
The Baptism of the believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the
physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives
them utterance. (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is
the same in essence as the gift of tongues. ( I Cor. 12:4, 10, 28). but
different in purpose and use.
IX ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION
The Scriptures teach a life of Holiness without 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. (Heb. 12:14; I Peter 1:15,16; I Thess.
5:23,24; I John 2:6).
X THE CHURCH
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 General Assembly and Church of the First-born, which are written
in heaven. (Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23).
XI THE MINISTRY AND EVANGELISM
A divinely called and scriptually ordained ministry has been provided
by our Lord for a two fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world
and (2) The edifying of the body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Eph. 4:11-
XII DIVINE HEALING
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the
privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4; Matt. 8:16,17; I Peter 2:24).
XIII THE SECOND COMING OR BLESSED HOPE
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their
translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the
coming of the Lord is the blessed hope of the Church. (I Thess. 4:16-18; Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Cor. 15-51,52; Rev. 11:15).
XIV THE MILLLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of
national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is scriptual promise and the world's hope. (2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-14;
Rom. 11:26,27; Rev. 20:1-7).
XV THE LAKE OF FIRE
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whoso-
ever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to
everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Rev. 19:20; Rev. 20: 10-15).
XVI THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
We, "according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new
earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2 Peter. 3:13; Rev. 21:22).