The Association of Baptist Churches in Israel (ABC) and its member Churches exclusively maintain the historic Christian faith as revealed in Holy Scripture, especially that:

There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.

The Bible, as originally given, is the only inspired and infallible Word of God. It therefore has divine authority in all matters of belief and behavior.

Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.

Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.

Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God’s act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.

The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit dwells in all those he has regenerated. He gives them spiritual graces to make them increasingly Christlike in character and behavior; and gives them both spiritual gifts and empowerment to use them, for ministry in the Body of Christ and witness in the world. A true unity of the Spirit exists between all those who share in these gifts and graces, and a common experience of empowerment, whether or not it is believed that supernatural gifts continue today as in the New Testament.

The one holy universal Church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong from every age in a spiritual unity that transcends time and space.

The universal Church is made manifest in local Churches, which are fellowships of believers who covenant together to:

Live under the headship of the Risen Christ, who is present by His Spirit, proclaim and live by God’s Word, observe the sacraments ordained by Christ, seek mutual support and fellowship with Churches of like faith and order, fulfill God’s missionary purpose by serving the world in loving care and evangelism.

There are two sacraments, or ordinances: baptism, which is the immersion in water of those who repent of their sins and profess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in order to be received into the visible Church; and the Lord’s Supper, which is the sharing together of bread and wine to remember the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf, to renew our covenant commitment to him and to his people, to receive his covenanted grace to us ‘until he comes’.

The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God’s just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.