There is one and only one living and true God. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 2:7, Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17)
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 in Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Timothy 6:14-15, Hebrews 4:14-15)
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 people 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 a spiritual gift. As Christians, we seek to live under His daily control.
(John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the 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 truth without any mixture of error.
(Psalm 119:105, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; II Timothy 3:16, 1:13; II Peter 1:20-21)
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.
(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 accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ 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 someone receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(John 3:16; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Galatians 3:26; Titus 3:5)
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in 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; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10; 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 3:36, 5:24, 6:47, 12:25, Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15, 21:1-27)
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. It is also the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8)
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
(Matthew 23:23, Acts 2:44-47, 1 Corinthians 16:1-4)
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
(Genesis 2:18-24, Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Mark 10:6-9, Ephesians 5:21-33, 6;1-4)