The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is real: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy (there's no one like Him). It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human and at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitute for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have eternal life.
Isaiah 7:14,53 Matthew 1:18-23 Matthew 3:17 Matthew 8:29 Matthew 14:33 Matthew 16:16 Matthew 28:5-6 Luke 22:70 Luke 24:46-47 John 1:1,14 John 10:30 John 11:25-27 John 17:1-5 Acts 1:9 Acts 2:22-24 Acts 7:55-56 Romans 1:3-4 Romans 3:23-26 Romans 8:1-3 Romans 10:4 1 Corinthians 8:6 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 Galatians 4:4-5 Philippians 2:5-11 Colossians 1:15 Colossians 2:9 1 Timothy 2:5-6 1 Timothy 3:16
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2 Psalm 51:11 Psalm 139:7-12 Isaiah 61:1-3 Joel 2:28-32 Mark 1:10 Luke 1:35 Luke 4:1 Luke 11:13 Luke 12:12 John 15:26 John 16:7-14 Acts 1:8 Acts 2:1-4 Acts 13:2 Romans 8:9-11;14-16; 26-27 1 Corinthians 3:16 Ephesians 1:13-14 2 Peter 1:2 Revelation 22:17
Mankind was created to exist forever. We will exist either eternally separated from God by choice (free will) or in union with God through forgiveness and grace. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His love. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot have a relationship with God through his own efforts. Every individual person is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and love.
Genesis 1:26-30 Genesis 2:7, 18-22 Psalm 8:3-6 Psalm 32:1-5 Psalm 51:5 Isaiah 6:5 Jeremiah 17:5 Acts 17:26-31 Romans 1:19-32 Romans 3:10-18,23 Romans 5:6 Romans 6:6 Romans 7:14-15 1 Corinthians 1:21-31 1 Corinthians 15:19-22 Ephesians 2 Colossians 1:21-22 Colossians 3:9-11
The blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the only way to be saved (to avoid Hell and be united with God forever) through the forgiveness of sin. People are saved as they place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for all sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:18 Isaiah 53:5-6 Matthew 1:21 Matthew 27:22-66 Matthew 28:1-6 Luke 1:68-69 Luke 2:28-32 John 1:12 John 3:16,36 John 5:24 Acts 2:21 Acts 4:12 Acts 16:30-31 Romans 1:16-18 Romans 3:23-25 Romans 5:8-10 Romans 6 1 Corinthians 1:18 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Galatians 2:20 Galatians 3:13 Ephesians 2:8-9 Philippians 2:12-13 Hebrews 9:24-28 Revelation 3:20
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. We are committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and we seek to bring the gospel to all nations of the world. The worldwide Body of Christ endeavors to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19 Matthew 18:15-20 Acts 2:41-47 Acts 5:11-14 Acts 13:1-3 Acts 14:23 Acts 16:5 Acts 20:28 1 Corinthians 7:17 1 Corinthians 9:13-14 1 Corinthians 12 Ephesians 1:22-23 Ephesians 2:19-22 Ephesians 3:10-12 Ephesians 5:22-32 Colossians 1:18 Colossians 3:15 1 Timothy 4:14 1 Peter 5:1-4 Revelation 21:2-3