Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus 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.He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
the holy spirit
The Holy Spirit 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.
He gives gifts of: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophesy, discerning of spirits, various kinds of tongues, the interpretation of tongues to believers since the day of Pentecost and continuing until our Lord’s return.
Scripture Reference: Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, 8, Acts 2:4 & 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christians beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any error.
Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Scripture Reference: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Scripture Reference: John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of his commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 16:18-19; Matthew 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; Acts 5:11-14; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 14:23; Acts 16:5; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 1 Corinthians 9:13-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 3:10-12; Ephesians 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3