First – We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.
Second – We believe through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the law and ordinance of the Gospel.
Third – We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: First, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; Third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; Fourth, Laying on of hands, for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Fourth – We believe in that a man must be called of God by Prophesy or Revelation to preach the Gospel and administer the ordinances therof.
Fifth – We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church, namely, Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers and Evangelists.
Sixth – We believe in the gift of Tongues, Prophesy, Revelation, Visions, Healing, Interpretation of tongues, and,
Seventh – We believe the Bible to be the word of God and we must live by every word of it as recorded in the New Testament, judgment to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.
Eighth – We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege; let them worship how, when or what they may.
Ninth – We believe in being subject to Kings, Presidents, Rulers and Magistrates in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law as far as it harmonizes with the Divine Law. But do not believe in participating in war from any standpoint, for Jesus says: “Thou shalt not kill,” and he also said: “All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”
Tenth – We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men. Indeed, we may say we follow the admonition of Paul. We believe all things. We hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things to the glory of God.
Therefore, we believe according to our Articles of Faith. We should have the right to lead a quiet and peaceful life and worship God according to the dictates of our conscience, none molesting or making afraid, as the Constitution allows.
We therefore petition Honorable Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, to grant our brethren exemption from military duties or participation in war, and allow them to work on farms, factories, etc. as our great Government may deem best.