God is the Creator and Ruler of our universe. He has eternally existed in the three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Cor.13:14
About Jesus Christ
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He became part of the human race, and was born of the virgin Mary. 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 rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again some day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matt.1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Heb.4:14,15; 1 Cor.15:3-4; Rom.1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim.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. We believe in the daily renewal by the Holy Spirit of every believer, His power alone bringing effective ministry. Every believer is given by the Holy Spirit at least one spiritual gift for ministry. We do not limit the gifts but believe that no gift is deemed necessary for salvation or as a sign of the fullness of the Holy Spirit. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Cor.3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor.2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Eph.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 belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of errors.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; Prov.30:5.
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 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.
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 as God’s provision 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 6:23; Eph. 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Rom.5:1
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; 1 Peter 1:3-5
People were created to exist forever. We will continue to exist, either 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 unison with Him is eternal life in heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matt. 25:44,46