The Authority of the Bible

The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God, they are without error in the original writings, and they are the complete and final revelation of God.

(Matthew 5:18; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19)

The Tri-unity of God

There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who are co-equal in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection; and each of Whom is to be honored and worshiped as God.

(Genesis 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 1:1-3)

The Person of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the promised Messiah, conceived in the flesh by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, true God and true man, without sin, and the only mediator between God and Man.

(Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:61-62; John 1:1-3, 14, 29, 5:18, 8:58, 10:30; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:2-9, 2:14-15; I John 5:20)

The Work of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross, paid for all sin, completely satisfied the righteous wrath of God against sin, and provided redemption and forgiveness for all who believe. After His death, Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, was seen by many during a period of forty days, and then ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God as our Advocate and High Priest, from which place He will some day return to establish His Kingdom on earth.

(Isaiah 53:5-6; Luke 24:36-43; John 1:18, 3:16, 20:25-28; Acts 1:6-11; Romans 3:21-26; I Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-23; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 1:13-14; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Peter 1:18-19, 2:24; I John 2:1-2; Revelation 20:6)

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is that Person of the Triune Godhead who convicts men of sin, causes spiritual birth, indwells, seals, sanctifies, guides, equips, teaches, and fills the believer, thus enabling him to walk in obedience to God and His Word.

(John 3:5, John 14:16-17, John 14:26, John 15:26-27, John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:9, Romans 8:14; 1Corinthians 2:10-11, 1Corinthians 6:11, 1Corinthians 6:19, 1Corinthians 12:4-13; 2Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16-18, Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18-21)

The Salvation of Man

Eternal salvation from sin, death and hell is the free gift of God’s grace, and is based solely upon man’s personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead, thus guaranteeing our own resurrection to eternal life. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part. This one who receives Christ’s salvation is eternally secure.

(John 1:11-13, John 3:16, John 5:24, John 10:28-30, John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23-26, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:24-25; 1Peter 1:18-19, 1John 5:11-13)

Future Events

One of the coming great events in the fulfillment of prophecy concerning the church is the personal, bodily return of the Lord to remove from the earth His waiting church and to reward them according to their works.

(John 14:2-3; Romans 14:10-12; 1Corinthians 3:11-15, 1Corinthians 15:51-53, 2Corinthians 5:10; 1Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:11-13; Revelation 3:10)

 

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