1 - There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect,
existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy
2 - Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was
conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He
died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a
substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are
justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the
dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand
of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come
again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.
3 - The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to
indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and to
convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
4 - The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally
given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete
revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They
constiture the divine and only rule of Christian faith and
5 - Man was originally created in the image and
likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring
thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born
with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and
can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus
Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving person
in existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the
believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
6 - Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ
for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born
again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life,
and become the children of God.
7 - It is the will of God that each believer should be
filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being
separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the
will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and
effective service. This is both a crisis and progressive
experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to
8 - Provision is made in the redemptive work of the
Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer
for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the
Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present
9 - The Church consists of all those who believe in the
Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are
born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the
Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go
into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all
The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are
joined together for the worship of God, for edification
through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the
proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances
of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
10 - There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just
and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;
for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
11 - The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is
imminent and will be personal, visible and premillennial.
This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth that
is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
Derived from the Christian & Missionary Alliance (General
Councils 1965, 1966, 1974, 1995). Re-used and adapted by
permission from Christian Underground Journal, 1996.