There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver, and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.
God is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence, or being.
3. The Mediator
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human form, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law, suffered, and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose right hand He lives forever to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest, and King of the Church, Sovereign of the Universe.
4. The Scriptures
The scriptures of the Old and New Testament are given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain, and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience.
Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life. It is written in the heart by the Holy Spirit and is accompanied by all other graces, and leads to a life of holiness.
6. The Church
The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all His true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to His command, Christians are to associate themselves into particular societies or churches; and to each of these churches He has given needed authority for administering that order, discipline, and worship which He has appointed. The regular officers of this church are Pastors, Deacons, and other elected officers.
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, obligatory upon every believer, who is to be immersed in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of His fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, for remission of sins, and of His giving himself to God, to love and walk in newness of life. It is a prerequisite to church membership.
8. The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, and to be observed by His churches until the end of the world.
8. The Lord’s Day
The Lord’s Day is a Christian institution for regular observance, and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private, resting from worldly employments; works of necessity and mercy only are accepted.