ARTICLES OF FAITH
ARTICLES OF FAITH
I. The Triune God
1. We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the universe; that He only
is God, [creative and administrative,] holy in nature, attributes, and purpose[;]. The God who is holy love and light
[that He, as God,] is Triune in essential being, revealed as
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1; Leviticus 19:2; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Isaiah 5:16; 6:1-7; 40:18-
31; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; John 14:6-27; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2
Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; 1 John 1:5; 4:8)
II. Jesus Christ
2. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the
Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father;
that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures,
that is to say the Godhead and manhood, are thus united in
one Person very God and very man, the God-man.
We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that
He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of
man’s nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is
there engaged in intercession for us.
(Matthew 1:20-25; 16:15-16; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-18; Acts 2:22-36; Romans 8:3, 32-34; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:12-22; 1
Timothy 6:14-16; Hebrews 1:1-5; 7:22-28; 9:24-28; 1 John 1:1-3; 4:2-3, 15)
III. The Holy Spirit
3. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the
Triune Godhead, that He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the Church of Christ, convincing the world
of sin, regenerating those who repent and believe, sanctifying believers, and guiding into all truth as it is in Jesus.
(John 7:39; 14:15-18, 26; 16:7-15; Acts 2:33; 15:8-9; Romans 8:1-27; Galatians 3:1-14; 4:6; Ephesians 3:14-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 3:24; 4:13)
IV. The Holy Scriptures
4. We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and
New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary
to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is
not to be enjoined as an article of faith.
(Luke 24:44-47; John 10:35; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1
Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)