that God is one God who exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit (1), each holy and loving. God created everything that exists (2), upholds it by
His power, and rules sovereignly over it (3). In relation to the creation, God’s
knowledge is exhaustive (omniscience)(4), His power unlimited (omnipotence) (5),
and He is present everywhere (omnipresence) (6).
that Christ was the incarnate second person of the godhead, conceived by the Holy
Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, fully human (7) and fully divine (8) in one person.
He died, rose from the dead, ascended to heaven (9) from whence He will return
bodily and in glory (10).
that all human life has worth and dignity because all people are made in God’s
image (11). As such, they have been created to know and serve Him, but this image
is now marred by sin. In our fallen condition, we are in rebellion against God, His
truth, and His law (12). We are alienated from Him and under His judgment (13).
that God the Holy Spirit inspired the Bible, giving us truth that is entirely free of
error. It is an authoritative disclosure of God’s character, will, and ways. It is by this
Word that He instructs, corrects, guides, and nourishes believers (14).
that in His death, Jesus justified us when He was judged for our sin and we were
credited with His righteousness (15). In this way He effected our reconciliation with
the Father (16). His death is the only means of salvation (17), provided solely by
God’s grace (18), and its benefits are received by faith alone, and those who are thus
justified will never be separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus (19).
that as God calls His people to a knowledge of Himself through the gospel, the Holy
Spirit imparts to them a saving understanding of Christ’s death (20) and
resurrection, giving spiritual life in place of spiritual death (21). The Holy Spirit then
begins their sanctification, working in them His holy will, and giving them works to
do as they serve others and take the gospel to the nations (22).
that the Kingdom of God inaugurated at Christ’s first coming will be consummated
at His second coming (23) when the dead will be raised. At the final judgment,
believers and unbelievers will be separated forever. At that time, evil will be
eradicated, Satan will be punished, unbelievers will enter into an eternal, conscious
separation from God but the people of God will serve joyfully in His presence
forever in the new heavens and earth (24).