The Holy Bible
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.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons; Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:35; Luke 3:22; 1 Corinthians 8:6
God is great. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all Holy. 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.
Exodus 3:14: Numbers 23:19; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 5:26; Acts 17:28
Jesus Christ is completely human but, 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, sinless life, so that He could be a Holy substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection in carrying out the Law that was set forth by God. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have eternal life with the Father.
Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 1:18-23; 28:5-6; Luke 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 2:22-24; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galations 4:4-5; Phillipians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6
The Holy Spirit
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: Psalms 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4: Romans 8:9-11; 14-16; 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Revelation 22:17
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort or good works. Every human being is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7; 3:1-24; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:23; 6:6; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:8-11
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell exist as places of eternal existence. Hell was not created for man, but for the devil and his angels for their rebellion against God.
Matthew 25:41; John 3:16 & 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-26; 28:1-6; Luke 2:29-32; John 1:12; 3:16 & 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:6-10; Romans 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galations 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Phillipians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ Jesus. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying God the Father and Jesus Christ His son.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 14:23; 16:5; 20:27-28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
Ordinances of the Church
- Water Baptism – Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4
- Holy Communion – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Promises of the Word
- Baptism in the Holy Spirit – A promise of the Father, that is after salvation. With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit , a deepened reverence for God, an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost . Luke 24:49 ; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8; Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28; Acts 2:42; Mark 16:20
- Divine Healing – Freedom from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16
- The Millennial Reign of Christ – The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the church which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace. Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6; Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27; Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4
- The Final Judgment – Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8
- The New Heavens and the New Earth – 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21 and 22