God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1.1,26, 27, 3.22 // Psalm 90.2 // Matthew 28.19
1 Peter 1.2 // 2 Corinthians 13.14 // Deuteronomy 6.4
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He was 100% Man without ceasing from being 100% God, as He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary so that He could dwell amongst us and as a sinless Man, redeem fallen man (John 1.1, 2, 14, Luke 1.35). He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He became the substitutionary sacrifice, and that we are justified by this sacrifice, which was sealed by His actual, physical, rising from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (Romans 3.24, 1 Peter 2.24, Ephesians 1.7, 1 Peter 1.3–5). He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
Matthew 1.22, 23 // Isaiah 9.6 // John 14.10-30
Hebrews 4.14, 15 // I Corinthians 15.3, 4 // Romans 1.3, 4 // Acts 1.9-11
I Timothy 6.14, 15 // Titus 2.13
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-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. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right, and He also provides us, in God’s grace, spiritual gifts to edify the body of Christ and build up the faith of the church. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3.17 // John 16.7-13, 14.16, 17 // Acts 1.8
I Corinthians 2.12, 3.16 // Galatians 5.25 // Ephesians 1.13, 5.18
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 1.13, 3.16, 17 // 2 Peter 1.20-21 // Psalm 119.105, 160, 12.6
Proverbs 30.5 // Matthew 5.18 // John 16.12, 13
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has some potential for physical and emotional good, all of us are marred by spiritual death that separates people from God because of the inherited sin we received from our first parents, Adam and Eve; we are therefore not born “basically good,” despite our ability socially or ethically to make good choices. Rather, we are born as broken sinners, unable to please God, and born with God’s wrath aimed at our sin. As created mirrors to reflect His image, our sin has shattered the image of God, and the reconstructing of that broken mirror is only accomplished by the working of the Holy Spirit in order to once again reflect His glory and image in our life.
Genesis 1.27 // Psalm 8.3-6 // Isaiah 53.6a, 59.1, 2 // Romans 3.23
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must receive it by faith. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 5.1, 6.23 // Ephesians 2.8-9 // John 14.6, 1.12
Titus 3.5 // Galatians 3.26
ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10.29 // 2 Timothy 1.12 // Hebrews 7.25, 10.10,14 // I Peter 1.3-5
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 2.25, 3.16, 5.11-13 // Romans 6.23 // Revelation 20.15
Matthew 1.8, 2.44, 46