There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.
Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-2 John 8:58; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Colossians 1:16
Deity of Christ
Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He is therefore perfect 100 percent deity and 100 percent true humanity united in one person forever.
Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:3-4; John 1:1-4,14,18
Jesus came to earth, He lived a perfect life before the Father. He then gave his life freely as our substitute, to take on our punishment for all sin, thus satisfying God's divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who place their trust in Him alone.
2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26-28
He rose from the dead physically in the same body in which He lived and died, thus validating His deity.
Acts 2:32; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4,12-20; John 20:24-28
The Only Way
He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He is now the only mediator between God and men. The scripture teaches us that he ever lives to make intercession for us before the Father. Jesus said I am the Way, The Truth, and The Life. No man can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:6; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:23-25; Romans 8:34
The Man was created in the image of God, with free will and the freedom of choice. He used this choice to sin and disobey God. This brought upon all people the curse of sin and death, which also brought divine condemnation and a curse upon the earth.
Genesis 1:26-3:24; Romans 5:12,15-19; Colossians 1:21; Romans 3:23
Man's nature is fallen and corrupted. It is, therefore, totally impossible to please God without being born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:1-8; 6:44,65; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 12:3; Acts 16:14; Titus 3:5
Salvation By Grace Through Faith
A person's salvation is based totally on the grace of God, and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human effort, goodness, or religious practice. God declares people righteous who put their faith in Christ alone and what He did for them on the cross.
Ephesians 2:4-9; Philippians 2:13; Romans 3:22; 10:3-4
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is infallible, without error, and without contradiction in its original writings. It is the final authority on all matters about life and godliness. It alone is the standard for right living, right doctrine, and right thinking.
2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:3; Luke 4:4; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119: 89; Psalm 68:11
It is the privilege of all who are born again by the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based on any kind of human merit but is produced by the witness of the Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God concerning the work which Christ did on the Cross according to His written Word. Evidence of salvation is revealed in a changed life and a commitment to follow Christ.
1 John 5:13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:15-16
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to give witness to the Son of God and thus to glorify Jesus Christ. The Spirit convicts sinners and draws them to Christ, He imparts new life to them and continually indwells them from the moment they are born again. Upon receiving salvation, He then seals them until the day of redemption (bodily resurrection). His fullness, power, and gifts, are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.
John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:7-11; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13; 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Every believer is called to right living by the power of the indwelling Spirit, and that in choosing to do so will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. As a believer grows, matures, and walks with the Lord, he or she is empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life.
Galatians 5:16-24; Luke 6:43-44
Which is His body, is the assembly of men and women, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through adoption and rebirth by saving faith. The Church is the local expression of His Body on the earth.
Why We Gather
We assemble regularly for celebration, worship, participation in ordinances, the teaching of the Word of God, the exercising of spiritual gifts, and the building up and mutual encouragement of one another.
Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Psalm 23:25; 26:12; 35:18; 40:9
Death of a Christian
At physical death, the body returns to the dust, while the soul and spirit of the believer enter immediately into eternal conscious fellowship with the Lord awaiting the resurrection.
2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Luke 16:19-31
Death of an Unbeliever
At physical death, the unbeliever (those who have rejected God) enters immediately into conscious separation from the Lord. The unbelievers will later be resurrected, face their final judgment, and be sentenced to the condemnation of eternal destruction.
Luke 16:19-31. Revelation 20:11-15
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth, personally, visibly, and in his physical resurrection body to establish His entire Kingdom on the earth. The dead in Christ, as well as those who are here and alive on the earth at this time, will rise in the 1st resurrection with glorified bodies and will rule and reign with Christ on the earth for a thousand years and then forever be with the Lord.
Matthew 24:30-31; 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 19:11-21:4
The Lord Jesus commanded all believers to proclaim the Good News throughout the world and teach men of every nation while making disciples and witnessing their faith by reaching out to the lost.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8
The Kingdom of Evil
There exists a kingdom of Evil, personified in a fallen angel. He wasn't created this way but became as such. Satan, meaning (The Adversary), who once was a mighty angelic cherub, turned by choice and degenerated
into evil in the face of perfect light. Now, with great power, he carries out an organized opposition to the Kingdom of God. He seeks both the demise of man as well as God's plan for him. He did suffer a devastating defeat by Jesus on the cross to break his hold on sinful-man, and will of course, suffer ultimate and total defeat at the hands of Jesus Christ, and be sentenced at the end of human time to a spiritual eternity in the lake of fire.
Job 1; Ezekiel 28:11-17; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:17; Ephesians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Job 1:6-2:7; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10