ďuntil we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.Ē †(Ephesians 4:13)
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God without error, His revelation of Himself to man.† It is the supreme authority for life and faith.
2 Peter 1:20-21††† † 2 Timothy 3:15-17
God the Father
God the Father is the infinite, all-knowing, all-powerful, righteous Creator of everything. †He is perfect in holiness and mercy and justice.† He is one God with Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
††††††††† Genesis 1:1††††††††††† Deuteronomy 6:4†††††††††††† Isaiah 43:15
God the Son, Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of God the Father, conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit, virgin-born. †He lived a perfect life, died as a sacrifice for those who will follow Him, and rose bodily from the grave.† He ascended bodily to heaven, where He lives to intercede for His own.
††††††††† Matthew 1:20-21 †† †††††Romans 8:34††† ††††††††† Colossians 1:16-18
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.† He indwells every believer in Christ to draw the Christian ever closer to Christ.
††††††††† John 16:8†††††††††††††† 1 Corinthians 3:16†††††††††† Romans 8:26-30
Man is the crown of Godís creation, made in the image of God, with the capacity to relate to Him personally.† But through the temptation of Satan, man sinned against his Maker.† All individuals therefore are sinners by nature and by choice.
††††††††† Genesis 1:26-28†††††††††††††† Romans 5:12†††††††† Romans 3:23
Salvation is a gift of Godís grace for those who repent of their sin and place their complete trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.† They are cleansed, made whole, and assured an eternal destiny with Christ in heaven.
††††††††† Ephesians 2:8-9†††† John 14:6†††† 2 Corinthians 5:17
Godís church is a living, spiritual body composed of all of the redeemed of all the ages.† The local church is a local expression of the universal church and exists to exalt Christ.
††††††††† 1 Corinthians 12:13††††††††† Ephesians 3:10
Baptism and the Lordís Supper
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded His followers to be immersed in water (baptism) to publicly demonstrate their oneness with Him.† He commanded His followers to observe the Lordís Supper often, as a memorial of His death until He returns.
††††††††† Matthew 28:28-20† †† 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
A Christian is set apart by God to live for His glory in a sinful, fallen world.
††††††††† Matthew 5:16†††††††† Romans 14:7-8††††† 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
The Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth bodily and visibly to resurrect the dead, establish His kingdom, and execute final judgment of the wicked.
††††††††† John 14:1-3† ††† †Titus 2:13†††††††† Revelation 20