We believe in one God, who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each of these persons is fully God; however, there are not three Gods, but only One. We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God. He is God from God--begotten not created. He also had a human nature and was in all things like us except for sin.
We believe, that every person has sinned, which is what drew the condemnation of God. However, God, in his love, sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to reveal to us the Father and show people a way to be rescued. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus assured our return to God, or in other words salvation. This salvation is a gift of God's grace, that we receive by putting our faith in Him.
We believe that Scripture is the indisputable source of learning about God. All teachings and religious practices are evaluated in light of the Holy Scriptures. Any tradition incompatible with the Scriptures is not binding.
We believe that baptism is a public profession of faith of the person who is baptized. For this reason, only those who have made a conscious decision to believe in the message of the Scriptures and have decided to live in obedience to God can be baptized.