WE AFFIRM that the 66 books of the classical Protestant Canon of the Bible are the authoritative, divinely-inspired, infallible word of God.
WE DENY that books outside of the classical Protestant Canon are authoritative and divinely-inspired.
Nature of God
WE AFFIRM that Yahweh—the God of the Bible—is the only God and is one being who has existed eternally as three persons—Father, Son, & Spirit.
WE DENY the existence of any god other than Yahweh.
WE AFFIRM that Jesus of Nazareth is the incarnate Yahweh and the promised Messiah of Israel who gave his life as a propitiation for our sins.
WE DENY that Jesus of Nazareth is a created being and unequal with God the Father and God the Spirit.
WE AFFIRM that mankind has sinned against God and is hopeless in and of itself to be redeemed of its depravity.
WE DENY that mankind can commit any action in and of itself that results in a reversal of its depravity.
WE AFFIRM that salvation is only obtained by grace through the gift of faith in Christ apart from works.
WE DENY that salvation is obtained through a combination of faith and works.
WE AFFIRM that God gave his commandments throughout the Bible as a revelation of moral behavior and mankind’s obedience is still expected.
WE DENY that the grace of God in Christ’s sacrifice means that Christians are not expected to live according to the commandments contained within the Bible.
WE AFFIRM that the Church is the collective body of believers in Jesus Christ and has been tasked to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey the commandments.
WE DENY that in the face of cultural pressure or punishment that the Church should lack boldness to teach and preach the Gospel.
WE AFFIRM that the Sabbath day was founded and declared holy at the creation of the world as the seventh day of the week and is to be observed by God’s people as a day of rest, worship, and fellowship.
WE DENY that the Sabbath has been changed to any other day or that the commandment to observe the Sabbath is no longer expected.
WE AFFIRM that marriage was designed by God to be a covenantal, sexual, lifelong union between one man and one woman and is meant to represent the covenant between Christ and the Church.
WE DENY that marriage is a social contract for any homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationships.
WE AFFIRM that the names of God are placeholders in language to convey the concept of who he is and that the specific sounds and syllables used are completely inconsequential.
WE DENY that using specific names results in higher or lower favor or functionality.