God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God. Man was created to be in union with the God to have fellowship and to walk with Him daily.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1-2;
Man was created to exist forever. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. Man will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Our life on earth is but a small fraction of what eternity holds for those who trust in the Lord and receive the gift of His son Jesus Christ or for those who would reject the Son and live eternally separated from Him in hell.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13;
Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11-12; Revelation 20:15
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus Christ is the one who brought salvation to man.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30;
Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-15;
1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift of grace from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. God offers forgiveness and freedom from sin's penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ alone. Jesus bridges the gap between heaven and earth. Without Jesus Christ there is no eternal life! Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into His life by faith.
John 1:12; John 14:6; Romans 5:1; Romans 6:23; Galatians 3:26;
Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5
About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Eternal Life is about what Jesus did, not what we can do. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews10:10;
Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit within us leads and empowers the believer to serve Christ and His church. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
John 16:7-13; John 14:6; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12;
1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25;
Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:1
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. The Bible is our source of all truth and is our absolute guideline for living.
Psalm 12:6; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5;
2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. It also gives opportunity to the body of Christ to embrace you and the decision you have made.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:12
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. The scipture tells us to examine ourselves before we partake of the Lord ’s Supper in order that we might be pleasing and prepared of heart to partake in this holy communion.
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19:20;
1 Corinthians 11:23-29