There is one true God, and He has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He is infinitely perfect, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 2:5-8, 1 Timothy 2:5
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
John 14:15-18, 16:13, Acts 1:8, John 16:7-11
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.
1 John 5:7, Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, Luke 1:35, Isaiah 9:6, Hebrews 3:7-11
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Hebrews 4:12
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. By voluntary disobedience, he fell, incurring both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all, those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. By faith we are justified by grace and become heirs of God according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 2:11, 3:4-7, Luke 24:47, Romans 10:13
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both an immediate and progressive experience in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1-14
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Holy Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The “local” church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47
God can and does heal, often, but it may not always be His will for each of us. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age. It is part of Jesus's work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.
Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:13-16, 1 Corinthians 12:9,28
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God since both are created in His image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.
Genesis 1:27-28, 2:18-24, Psalm 127:1-5, Psalm 139:13-16, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Matthew 5:31-32, Matthew 19:3-9, Ephesians 5:21-33, Hebrews 13:4
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead three days after His death on the Cross. In addition, both believers and non-believers will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are unsaved to the resurrection of eternal damnation.
Luke 24:16, 36, 39, John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4, Acts 24:15, 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44, Philippians 3:20-21
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 25:34, John 17:24, 1 Corinthians 5:1, Hebrews 11:16, 1 Peter 1:1-4
Hell was created for Satan and his demons, not for man. However, after living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be tormented eternally with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.
Matthew 25:41, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12, 21:8
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to the earth for a second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by His millennial reign that will bring the salvation of national Israel, and the establishment of universal peace. The second coming of the Lord is imminent.
Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27,30, Romans 11:26-27, Isaiah 11:6-10, Revelation 20:6, 21:4, Hebrews 10:37
We, as promised in the Scriptures, look for a new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1-27, 22:1-21
The ordinance of baptism is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. In doing so they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in the newness of life.
Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Romans 6:4
The Lord’s Supper, (Communion), consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and a prophecy of His second coming; and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes!”