The Bible. The Bible is the written Word of God, recording that which God Himself spoke to His prophets through the Holy Spirit. It is without error as originally given to men and is the sole authority for knowing who God is, how He has dealt with man in the past, and how we can have a relationship with Him.
God. God is the Creator of all things seen and unseen. He is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, loving, and good. He exists as three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and these three are truly one in essence. He is the judge of all mankind, and all men will answer to Him for their deeds.
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the full and exact manifestation of God, who became a man in time and space. He lived a perfect and sinless life and was the promised Messiah of Israel. He died physically on the cross of Calvary, was buried, and rose to life again on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is at the right hand of God interceding for His people.
The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is fully God, who is sent by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the divine agent by whom repentant sinners are credited with Jesus’ death and resurrection, born into the family of God, guaranteed eternal life, given gifts for service, and empowered to use those gifts for God’s glory.
Man. Man was created in the image of God with the ability and desire to commune with God, but that relationship was ruined by sin. Sin is disobedience to God’s perfect will. Mankind is by nature selfish and rebellious to that will, and by practice sinful, offending both God and his own conscience. Man can do nothing by his own efforts to change that sinful nature or to be reconciled to God.
Salvation. God Himself provided the only way for man to be reconciled to God and saved from an eternity of judgment. That way is Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who took on Himself the guilt of the sins of the whole world and bore the punishment for sin when He died on the cross. God accepted that substitution and raised Him from the dead. Anyone who turns to God in faith, believing that Christ died on his behalf, is saved from judgment and given eternal life.
The Church. The Church is made up of all people who have personally claimed Jesus Christ as the Son of God and their Savior. The Church gathers together regularly to strengthen, encourage, and correct its members through teaching, fellowship, worship, and prayer.
Hope for the Future. All true believers in Jesus Christ have eternal life and cannot lose it. Believers who die are assured that they will be united with their Savior in heaven. When Jesus returns to earth, He will raise them to life again in a new body and they will reign with Him in His kingdom.