August 25, 2019

The sixty-six books of both the Old and New Testaments comprise the inspired Word of God and are without error in the original writings. The Bible is God’s complete written revelation for the salvation of man and is the final authority regarding Christian life and faith.

  • There is one uncreated eternal God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10; John 1:1; Acts 5:4; Eph. 4:6). These three are not merely one in purpose, but are also one in essence.
  • Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16), was born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23), led a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), atoned for sin by His death on the cross (Rom. 5:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:3; 1 Pet. 2:24) and rose again bodily on the third day (1 Cor. 15:1-3). Because He ever lives, He alone is our High Priest and advocate (Heb. 7:28).
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, guides, and instructs, as well as empowers the believer for Godly living and service (Acts 13:2; Rom. 8:16; 1 Cor.2:10; 3:16; 2 Pet.1:20, 21). The Holy Spirit will never contradict what God the Father has already revealed.
  • All mankind is sinful by nature (Romans 3:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 John 1:8,10). This condition makes it impossible to earn his exaltation through good works. Good works however, are a by-product of saving faith, not a pre-requisite to be saved (Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-20).
  • Mankind is saved by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ (John 6:47; Gal.2:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Believers are justified by His shed blood and shall be saved from wrath through Him (John 3:36; 1 John 1:9).
  • Christ’s Church is not an organization, but rather a body of believers who have recognized their lost state and placed their trust in the redeeming work of Christ for their salvation (Eph. 2:19-22).
  • Jesus Christ will return again for His own (1 Thess. 4:16). All true believers will reign with Him throughout eternity (2 Tim. 2:12). He will be our God, we will be His people (2 Cor. 6:16).
  • There will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust; the just to everlasting life, the unjust to everlasting damnation (John 5:25-29; 1 Cor. 15:42; Rev. 20:11-15).