The Godhead ~ There is only one God, who is referred to in three manifestations – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 2:6)
Man, His Fall and Redemption ~ Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." "As it is written, There is none righteous no, not one." Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:14; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing a good and loving lifestyle. (Ephesians 2:8)
Eternal Life and the New Birth ~ The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5)
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit ~ The manifestations of the Holy Spirit operate today, and are beneficial to life and ministry. (1 Corinthians 12)
Our common relationship with Christ through the new birth is the main basis for fellowship with one another, and certain, undeniable, scriptural truths that are centered around this statement are our common foundation. Interpretations on peripheral subjects such as eschatology are not a test of fellowship.