god and god's word
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God is one and exists in three eternal persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
[Genesis 1:1-5, 26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Psalm 66; Psalm 139:13-16; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14]
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He is fully God, became a man, born of a virgin , lived a sinless life and then willingly gave His life on the cross as the Savior of the world. He rose again to give eternal life to everyone who believes.
[Luke 19:10, John 3:16-17, John 10:10, Romans 10:9-13, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15-20]
The Holy Spirit is God present in the world and lives in all believers as the Helper to make us aware of our need for Jesus and empower us to live for Jesus.
[Genesis 1:2; Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:15-17; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Galatians 5:16-25]
The Bible is God’s Word to us, written by human authors under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Inerrant Word of God is the authority over every area of our life.
[Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 7:24-27, John 20:29-30, 1 Corinthians 10:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21]
People are made in the image of God but have been separated from Him by sin.
[Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:1-15, Isaiah 59:1-2, John 8:32-35, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Galatians 5:19-21]
Salvation is God’s free gift to us and can only be accepted by trusting Jesus Christ.
[Isaiah 53:1-6, John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12, Romans 3:23-26, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:1-10]
We were made to live forever, either separated from God or joined with Him in Jesus.
[Matthew 25:31-46, John 3:16-17, Romans 8:31-39, Titus 3:4-7, 2 Peter 3:5-10]
Heaven and hell are both real places of eternal existence.
[John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:35-58, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Revelation 20:7-10, Revelation 21:1-4]
The Church consists of all believers in Jesus everywhere and at all times.
[Acts 2:42-47, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Galatians 3:26-29]
The Church has the mission of making disciples of all nations for the glory of God.
[Matthew 4:19, Matthew 28.18-20, Ephesians 1:22-23, Revelation 7:9-10]
The Church exists to reach unbelievers and grow believers.
[John 15:1-5, John 17:17-23, Ephesians 3:10-12, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 10:23-24]
The Church meets corporately together to express worship and honor to God.
[Psalm 86:9-10, Psalm 100:1-5, Hebrews 10:25, Hebrews 12:28-29, Revelation 14:7]