ABOUT GOD – God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is Father in Creation, Son in Redemption and Holy Spirit in Regeneration. All three of these manifestations reside in the Oneness of who God is according to the Bible.
Gen. 1:1, John 1:1,14, 14:9-11, I John 5:7
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh of humanity. He is both God and Man. There is no separation between the Father and Jesus Christ according to John 14. The Bible tells us 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’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 1:1-5; 14:10-30;
Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4;
Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT – The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God; there is no separation between the Holy Spirit and God. It is also called the Comforter according to John 14:26. The Holy Spirit provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit is a gift according to Acts 2:38. It is the basis for all spiritual gifts and without the Holy Spirit there are no gifts in action. Every person desiring to be a part of the Kingdom of God must be baptized in Water and of Spirit (the Holy Spirit) according John 3:3-5 in the words of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8;
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25;
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 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13;
Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS – People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
ABOUT SALVATION – Salvation is God’s free gift to us through the power of His grace and the supremacy of His sacrifice. There must the recognition in our lives of our need for change toward God and away from the sin that separates us from a relationship with God. To realize that kind of separation we must first recognize Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We then must repent and turn from the sinful life that has created such separation from God. The payment for our sins according to the Apostle Peter in Acts chapter 2 (or the remitting of those sins) comes through baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ. After our obedience to the Word of God, it says that we shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This completes the instruction and command that Jesus gives us in John 3:5 when He said. “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.”
ABOUT ETERNITY – People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation or we will exist from God, separated by sin. 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;
Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9