Trinity of God
is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy
Spirit, Who are co-equal in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection;
each of Whom is to be honored and worshiped as God.
1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 18:30-31, 147:5; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29; Luke
3:22; John 4:24, 5:23, 10:30, 14:9; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews
was created by God in His own image and is not the product of evolution. 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." He fell into sin through personal disobedience to the revealed
will of God; and as a result, all mankind is sinful in nature and practice, is
unable to save himself, and faces eternal separation from God. This attitude of disobedience separates man from God.
1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
was created to exist forever. He 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 God is eternal life.
Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelations 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12;
Christ is the Son of God, the promised Messiah, conceived in the flesh by the
Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. He is co-equal with the Father, without sin, and
the only mediator between God and Man. Jesus lived a sinless human life and
offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on
the 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.
1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; I Corinthians
is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by
self-improvement or good works - only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's
offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins
the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by Faith.
6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in
salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by Grace and the power of God,
not by the self-effort of the Believer.
10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the
world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ and draw them to Christ.
He also lives in every Believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the
Believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance
in doing what is right. The Believer should live under his control daily.
Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2;12, 3:16;
Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
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 the truth
for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the
truth without any mixture of error.
Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6;
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.
2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
or the Lord's Supper, is an ordinance given to all 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.
26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29