1st article of faith:
I believe in God the Father, the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.
2nd article of faith:
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into the kingdom of those who have fallen asleep, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Almighty Father, from whence he will come again.
3rd article of faith:
I believe in the Holy Spirit, a holy Apostolic Church, the communion of the saints, forgiveness of sins, resurrection from the dead and eternal life.
4th article of faith:
I believe that the Lord Jesus governs his church through living apostles until his Second Coming, that he has sent his apostles and still sends them with the mandate of teaching, forgiving sins in his name and baptising with water and the Holy Spirit.
5th article of faith:
I believe that all functionaries of the church of Christ are only elected and placed in office by apostles, and that from the apostolic office of Christ all gifts and powers must flow, in such a way that, being equipped with them, the congregation becomes a readable letter of Christ.
6th article of faith:
I believe that Holy Baptism by Water with water is an element of rebirth, resulting in the baptised person’s being given the expectation of receiving the Holy Spirit. It is furthermore the covenant of a good conscience with God.
7th article of faith:
I believe that the Holy Lord’s Supper, as a commemoration of the unique and complete sacrifice of Christ, of his bitter suffering and death, was instituted by the Lord himself. Sharing worthily in the Holy Lord’s Supper gives us assurance of living in communion with Christ Jesus, our Lord. It is celebrated with unleavened bread and with wine; both must be blessed and dispensed by a priestly functionary of the church.
8th article of faith:
I believe that those who have been baptised with water must receive the Holy Spirit through an apostle in order to obtain the status of a child of God, as a result of which they are incorporated as members in the body of Christ.
9th article of faith:
I believe that the Lord Jesus will come again, as assuredly as he has ascended into heaven, and will transform the dead in Christ and those living bridal souls who have hoped for his coming and have been prepared for it, and take them to himself; that after the marriage in heaven with these he will return to earth to set up his Millennial Kingdom of Peace, and they will reign with him as kings and priests. After the end of the Kingdom of Peace he will hold the Last Judgment, at which all souls who have not taken part in the First Resurrection will receive their portion in accordance with their deeds, whether they have done good or evil.
10th article of faith:
I believe that I am obliged to be obedient to the worldly sovereign authorities, provided their commands be not in contradiction with divine laws.