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The Bible

The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings and intent, and are the complete revelation of God's will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.  2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21.


There is only one, personal, eternal, omnipotent God.  God is a Spirit and our Creator and heavenly Father.  The Bible describes Him as a great wonder Who can be known and experienced.  He has revealed His love for humanity through the Person of Jesus Christ, and makes His love known to those that believe by His Holy Spirit.  Mark 12:28-30; Isaiah 43:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 3:17.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the image of the invisible God, God revealed.  Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He was crucified under Pontus Pilate, was buried in an empty tomb and was bodily raised from the dead on the third day.  Jesus is the complete and final sacrifice [payment] for our sins according to the Scriptures.   There is no other assurance of salvation, entrance into the kingdom of God or escape from eternal judgment except through Him.  He has ascended into heaven and is the Way to the Father, the Head of the Church, Lord of all, our High Priest and Advocate.  John 3:16-21; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:12-17; John 14:6-12; Acts 2:32-36; Acts 4:10-12.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Lord, Christ in us, which gives us the hope of glory.  The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.  John 16:7-16; John 14:15-26; Ephesians 4:4-5; 2 Corinthians 3:17.


Man was created in the image of God and in relationship with Him.  However, due to man falling into sin, his original dignity, purpose and relationship with his Creator was marred.  Man can be restored into right relationship with God through the faith and salvation God made possible through the Lord Jesus Christ.  Genesis 1:27-28; John 8:23-24; John 14:6; Romans 6:23.

The Good News ("Gospel") of Jesus Christ

Because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, His death, His burial and His resurrection, all who put their trust in Him are justified and declared righteous by God.  By grace (what God did by Christ for us) through faith (putting our trust in Christ) mankind can experience spiritual renewal and now live as children of God.  Acts 2:22-36; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:4-10; Romans 3:23-26.

Responding to the Good News

How do we respond to what Christ has done for us?  When the Good News of Jesus Christ was first preached in Acts 2, those who accepted and believed in Jesus Christ asked how should they respond.  The Biblical record states that they were told to:  "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (forgiveness) of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is unto you and your children..."  This is the Biblical standard and example of how to respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ and it is the same invitation we extent today.   Acts 2:36-42; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:43-48; Acts 19:1-7.

The New Birth

The New Birth or being "born again" is an expression which further describes our identification with Christ when we respond to the Good News.  The New Birth, as spoken of by Jesus, is one birth of water and Spirit.  This experience is identified and exampled for us in the New Testament book of Acts, when believers were baptized by immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ and received the Holy Spirit with the initial witness of speaking in other languages (tongues) under the Holy Spirit's influence.  1 Peter 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 3:3-8; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 19:1-7.

The Church

The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.  1 Corinthians 12:12-14; John 17:20-23; Ephesians 2:19-22.

The Return of Jesus Christ

The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.  Matthew 24:42-51; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Colossians 1:27-29.

 The Lord's Supper

Communion is a memorial service setting forth in both a sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.  Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

Final Things

There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead.  The believer will be resurrected to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord.  All whose names are not found written in Christ's Book of Life will experience judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.  1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 2 Corinthians 5:1-11; Revelation 21:1-8; Revelation 20:11-15.