God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22 Psalm 90:2 Matthew 28:19 I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
Matthew 1:22,23 Isaiah 9:6 John 1:1-5,14:10-30
Hebrews 4:14-15 I Corinthians 15:3-4 Romans 1:3-4
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. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved and desires to fill them with the completeness of His Spirit. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Acts 1:8 II Corinthians 3:17 John 16:7-13, 14:16-17
Galatians 5:25 I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16 Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written with human hands, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is all truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16, 1:13 II Peter 1:20-21
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 a divine purpose and tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates us from God and causes all the problems that are experienced in our lives.
Genesis 1:27 Psalm 8:3-6 Isaiah 53:6a Romans 3:23
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone 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, confessing Him as their Lord and Savior.
Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8-9 John 14:6, 1:2 Titus 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 3:16 John 14:17 Romans 6:23 Romans 8:17-18