• There is one God, the Father , the one God of the creed of Israel affirmed by Jesus Christ . The Father is "the only true God" .
• There is one
Lord Messiah, Jesus , who was supernaturally conceived as the
Son of God (Luke 1:35), and foreordained from the foundation
of the world .
• The Holy Spirit
is the personal, operational presence and power of God
extended through the risen Christ to believers .
• The Bible, consisting
of the Hebrew canon and the Greek New Testament Scriptures,
is the inspired and authoritative revelation of God
• In the atoning,
substitutionary death of Jesus, his resurrection on
the third day, and his ascension to the right hand of
the Father;, where he is waiting until his
enemies are subdued .
• In the future
visible return of Jesus Christ to raise to life the
faithful dead ,
establish the millennial Kingdom on earth, etc.
and bring about the restoration of the earth promised
by the prophets ;;.
• In the regenerating
power of the Gospel message about the Kingdom ;;, enabling the believer to understand
divine revelation and live a life of holiness.
• In baptism by
immersion upon reception of the Gospel of the Kingdom
and the things concerning Jesus ;.
• In the future
resurrection of the saved of all the ages to administer
the renewed earth with the Messiah in the Kingdom of
• In the existence
of supernatural, cosmic evil headed by (the) Satan or Devil, as distinct from and in addition
to human enemies and the natural evil of the human heart.
Satan is the name of a wicked spirit personality, "the
god of this age" ; cp. . And in the existence of demons (daimonia)
as non-human personalities whom Jesus addressed and
they him ;.
• In the freedom
"under grace" and not "under law,"
inaugurated at the cross in the New Covenant, in contrast
to and replacing the Mosaic covenant enacted at Sinai
and;. Issues of physical circumcision and
"the whole law" associated with circumcision, including
calendar and food laws, are concerns of the old and
not the new covenant. Compare where the temporary shadow is contrasted
with the permanence and newness of Christ.
• Christians ought
never to take up arms and kill their enemies and fellow
believers in other nations ;;;;.