- In the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures
- In the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and His virgin birth
- In the forgiveness of sin through the cross of Christ
- In the healing of body, mind and soul
- In salvation by grace through faith
- In the indwelling, guidance and fullness of the Holy Spirit
- In the return of Jesus Christ
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
In Romans 6:1-4, the apostle Paul explains the symbolism of Christian baptism — that just as Jesus died and was raised from the dead, we have died to our old way of life and have been raised to a new life as a result of trusting in Jesus.
That’s what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus.