We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired. It 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 shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian Union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in unity of the God-head there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists of becoming a new creature in Jesus Christ; that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit, in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; and that the proper evidence of our salvation appears in the holy fruits of repentance, and faith, and newness of life.
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts rights and privileges invested them by His word; that its only scriptural officers are bishops or pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus
Baptism and Lord's Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost by the authority of the church; to show forth in solemn and beautiful symbol , our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect , in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, are to commemorate together the love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.