Recognising that the right and privilege of persons to church membership rest upon
the fact of their being regenerate, we would require only such avowals of belief
as are essential to Christian experience. We therefore deem belief in the following
brief statements to be sufficient. We believe:
26.1. In one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
26.2. That the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain
all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
26.3. That man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil,
and that continually.
26.4. That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
26.5. That the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that
whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated
and saved from the dominion of sin.
26.6. That believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
26.7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire
sanctification of believers.
26.8. That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment
will take place.