I. The Scriptures We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
Scripture references: Luke 16:29-31, Ephesians 2:19-22, Matthew 22:29-32, John 1:45, II Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 1:1, II Peter 1:19-21, Psalm 19:7-11, Psalm 119:1-9, Psalm 105.
II. God There is one and only one living and true God, an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe, infinite in holiness and all other perfections, to whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:14, Deuteronomy 5:6-7, 6:4-5, Isaiah 48:12-13, Jeremiah 10:10, Matthew 28:19, John 1:14-18, 5:26, Galatians 4:4-6, I Timothy 1:17, I Corinthians 8:4-6, Hebrews 11:6
III. The Fall of Man Man was created by the special act of God, as recorded in Genesis (Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:7). He was created in a state of holiness under the law of his Maker, but, through the temptation of Satan, he fell from his original holiness and righteousness, whereby his posterity inherit a nature corrupt and in bondage to sin, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors.
Romans 3:21, Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:4-7, Genesis 3:22-24, Psalm 51:5, John 1:23, Romans 5:12-14, Romans 7:23-25, Colossians 1:21
IV. The Way of Salvation The salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the office of the Son of God as mediator, who by the Holy Spirit was born of the Virgin Mary and took upon Him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by His personal obedience; and made atonement for our sins by His death. Being risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven, and, uniting in His person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, He is in every way qualified to be a compassionate and all-sufficient Savior.
Matthew 1:21-25, Luke 1:35, Romans 1:1-6, Romans 3:25, I Corinthians 13:3-4, Galatians 2:19-20, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 1:7-14, Ephesians 1:20-23, Ephesians 2:1-3, Colossians 1:21-23