Romans 10:9, “that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” In our church by-laws it is written that, ”We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.”
God the Father
God the Father is the first person of the Trinity. It is only through the knowledge of God that a person can know himself (Isaiah 6:5). When we know God, we begin to have a better understanding of the world itself. It is through the knowledge of God that we believe that God is the Father of Creation (Ephesians 3:14-15), the Father of Intimate Relationship (Exodus 4:22), the father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3) and the Father of All who Believe in Christ (John 1:12; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:19; 3:15; 5:1)
God the Son
God the Son is the second person of the Trinity. I believe that God revealed himself in His Son. Christ revealed the person of God (John 1:18, 14:8-9), the glory of God (John 1:14; II Cor. 4:6), the power of God (John 3:2; I Cor 1:24), the wisdom of God (John 7:42; I Cor. 1:24), the life of God (I John 1:1-3), the love of God (John 3:16; Romans 5:8), the grace of God (Luke 2:40; John 1:17; II Thess. 1:12). The Bible presents Him as both fully God and fully man. I believe Christianity is Christ.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is also called God, has the attributes of God and performs the works of God (Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Hebrews 10:15-17). Additionally, the Holy Spirit is presented as a personal object of faith (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:19-21). As a believer, when we walk in fellowship with the Spirit, we will experience His power, His guidance, His instruction, and His sufficiency.
Baptism is one of the two ordinances in the Great Commission. The second being Communion. It is an expression from the believer that s/he has repented of his sins and believes in Jesus Christ. This action expresses that s/he is a born again Christian and desires to live for God. By being submerged in the water, s/he believes that Jesus was buried for him/her, and that when coming out of the water, Jesus rose for justification.
The church is an autonomous body. Therefore, the government of the church rests with its body.