|The Bible is the inspired Word of GodThe Bible is the final authority for Christian faith and living. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, the Bible is the truth without any error.II Timothy 3:16 ; II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
God exists eternally in three personsThere is only one God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. In His unity God consists of three-eternal and co-equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.Genesis 1:1,26,27, Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; 11 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son
Jesus is the promised Christ in fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy. He is the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. Jesus ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22,23; John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 19-11; I Timothy 6:14, Titus 2:13
The person and work of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also indwells every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the believer with power for living, spiritual gifts for service, guidance in doing what is right, and understanding of spiritual truth.
Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
Salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ
Because of sin and rebellion against God. mankind has been separated from Him and experiences pain and suffering as a result. Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must individually choose to accept it, We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good deeds. Only by turning to Jesus Christ from our self-ruled life, and by faith trusting in Him as God’s offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.
Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8.9; John 14:6, John 1:12; Romans 5:1
Our Eternal Future
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Eternal death is to be separated from God forever in Hell. Eternal life is to be in union with God. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, John 2:25, John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15;