- 1 We Believe
- 1.1 The Bible preached as what it is
- 1.2 Man acknowledged as he is
- 1.3 God confessed as He has revealed Himself
- 1.4 Christian liberty
- 1.5 Jesus Christ worshiped
- 1.6 The Church accepted in faith as the congregation of believers
- 1.7 The Gospel preached and the Sacraments administered
- 1.8 Salvation proclaimed by grace through faith
The Bible preached as what it is
The living Word of the living God; not the preaching of social, political, theological or ethical opinions of men.
Man acknowledged as he is
Born in sin, prone to error and doomed to hell unless rescued by God Himself; not man morally capable of redeeming himself.
God confessed as He has revealed Himself
Father, Son and Holy Ghost–three divine Persons, one divine Essence; not some god fashioned either by the hand or mind of man.
In all that is neither commanded nor forbidden by our Lord in His Word.
Jesus Christ worshiped
As the Son of God made flesh to redeem lost and condemned mankind; not a Christ molded to accommodate the modern mind.
The Church accepted in faith as the congregation of believers
The creation of the Spirit of God; not a human organization subject to the manipulations of men. The business of the church considered to be the preaching of forgiveness for the the regeneration of individuals unto eternal life; not the redemption of the world to conform to some social pattern of men.
The Gospel preached and the Sacraments administered
As the means of grace whereby the Holy Spirit creates and preserves faith; not self induced religious experience or any so-called faith apart from that which is created by the Spirit through the Gospel.
Salvation proclaimed by grace through faith
In the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; not by the works or efforts or striving of man.