Baker Boulevard Church of Christ holds to the belief that the principals taught by Jesus Christ in the Bible are the foundations on which His church should be established. The following are said principals as we understand the Bible to teach them.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior, leaving behind their life of sin and being baptized into His name. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
Jesus left an example of baptism as method in which one leaves the old self behind and takes on new life. He also taught his disciples to baptize new believers into His name. Through baptism, our sins are washed away, and we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit as we are added to Christ's church.
The Church is the collection of baptized believers who are meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. Those who have accepted His salvation and lived a faithful life will enter in to the new kingdom to dwell in peace with God for all eternity.