(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
2: The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
a: His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)
4: The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; Romans 8:16)
6: The Ordinances of the Church
The ordinances of the church are water baptism and Holy Communion.
a: With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:
an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8
a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28
an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42
and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
(Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28)
(1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 12:1, 2, 6:1-11, 13, 8:1, 2, 13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14, 13:12; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12, 13)
10: The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
(Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)
12: Divine Healing
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
(Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16)
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
14: The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel, and the establishment of universal peace.
(Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 19:11-14, 1:7, 20:1-6; Isaiah 11:6-9; Ezekiel 37:21, 22; Zephaniah 3:19, 20; Romans 11:26, 27; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3-4)
(Matthew 25:46; Revelation 19:11-14, 20, 20:11-15, 21:8; Mark 9:43-48)
16: The New Heavens and the New Earth
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."
(2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22)