Article 1: The Bible
We believe in the complete authority of the Holy Scriptures, constituted of the sixty-six books from the Old and New Testaments, which are the Word of God given through his divine inspiration and exempt from any error in their original composition (2Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:21).
Article 2: God
We believe in the one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of the universe and everything in it (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; Exodus 20:11).
Article 3: Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, his perfect divinity and eternal pre-existence; his birth to a virgin and complete humanity. We believe in his expiatory death in our place, his resurrection and ascension into heaven and his forthcoming, triumphant return (John 1:1; Colossians 1:15-19; Colossians 2:9; Matthew 1:18-25; 1Timothy 2:5; Romans 5:8; 1Corinthians 15:1-7; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Article 4: The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, his divinity and importance and his work in the church. We believe that we receive him in us when we become believers and that he resides in all who believe in Jesus Christ (John 16:13-15; Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 12:13).
Article 5: Man and sin
We believe that man, created in the God’s image, has fallen and that all of humanity remains under the control of Satan, in a state of revolt, corruption and condemnation (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3; Romans 3:10-23; 1John 5:19).
Article 6: Salvation
We believe that the justification of man is carried out by the grace of God through Jesus Christ and that it can only be received through faith. We believe in the necessity of repentance and of a new birth leading to a life of piety, sanctification, witness and service to the glory of God through the action of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:1-19; Romans 3:24-28; 1Peter 1:2; 2Peter 1:3-8).
Article 7: The Church
We believe that the universal Church is formed of all those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ, from every country and all times. Its true unity lies in its one head, Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirt. We believe that local churches are the visible expression of Christ’s Church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:23; Acts 9:31; Galatians 1:2).
Article 8: The Afterlife
We believe in the resurrection of all men: to eternal happiness for those redeemed by Christ and to eternal punishment for impenitent sinners (John 5:29; 1Peter 1:3-5; Matthew 25:31-46).