God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe.
He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, co-equal and One with God. God the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to save the lost.
Genesis 1:1, 14:19; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:6-9; Luke 19:10
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
The second Person of the Trinity and co-equal with the Father, Jesus was born of a virgin according to Scripture. Perfectly sinless, He paid the debt of sin for all people by dying on a cross. After three days He rose from the grave, in the flesh, to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven and will return someday to reign as King of Kings and Lords of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son.
The third Person of the Trinity, He is in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every regenerated person. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, desire for righteousness, conviction of sin, and equipping us to be witnesses of Christ to the lost.
2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 2:38-39; 1 Cor. 2:12; 3:16; Eph. 1:13; 5:18; Galatians 5:25
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God.
Written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures are inerrant in their original texts and the final and only authority of truth and revelation for all people.
2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5
Man is Broken by Sin.
All people are created in the image of God, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Because of our sin, we have a broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
Salvation is by Grace.
Salvation is God’s free gift (grace) to us, but we must receive it by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sin (repentance); and being baptized (immersion) out of obedience to Christ. We can never earn salvation by self-improvement or good works.
Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5: Galatians 3:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 8:26-40; 9:17-19; 10:47-48; 16:15; 16:29-33; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 5:25-27; Colossians 2:11-13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21
We will Exist Forever.
We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin (Hell), or eternally in union with God through the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus Christ (Heaven). Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior of our life.
John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 21:27; 1 Cor. 2:7-9; Matthew 25:41
We will be Known by Our Love for One Another.
Jesus Christ taught His disciples to love one another as He loved them, and He provided the ultimate example of love by laying down His life for His friends. We are here to love; the most loving thing we can do is to introduce men and women of all races, ages, and classes to Jesus Christ through sharing the Gospel and reflecting the love of Jesus in our daily lives.
John 13:1-20, 34-35, 15:13; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 5:5, 12:9-10, 13:8; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 16:14; Galatians 5:14, 22; Ephesians 3:17, 4:2; Colossians 3:14; 1 Timothy 1:5