God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1: 26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  • The Father

God the Father is coequal with the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. He is more powerful than we can imagine, bigger than our thoughts can comprehend. He is completely holy, completely good, right and just. He reigns over all. He is also our perfect Father who loves us with an unconditional love. (Leviticus 19:2, Genesis 1:1, Romans 1:20, 1 John 3:1, 1 John 4:8-9, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 6:1-3)

  • The Son (Jesus Christ)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He reveals God to us in His life and teachings. Jesus lived a sinless, human life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday and reign as King. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30,Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4 , Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15)

  • The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, gifts for serving, understanding of spiritual truth, comfort in hard times and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians, we seek to live daily under His control. (Acts 1:8, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17,Galatians 5:25, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 5:18)

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Since it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 12:6, Psalm 19:7-11, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160 Proverbs 30:5)

Human Beings

Human beings are made in the image of God and are the pinnacle of His creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our lives. (Genesis 1:27,Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a,Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)

Salvation

Salvation means God rescues us from the penalty of sin and restores our relationship with him. We cannot save ourselves through self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved. It is then that we turn over control of our lives by faith to Jesus and allow Him to lead us. Eternal life begins at the point of salvation. (Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:16, John 14:6)

The Church

The church is the representation of Jesus Christ to the world. It is composed of all people who are followers of Jesus. Through the church, people experience meaningful community where they encourage, support and challenge each other to become more like Jesus. The church is God’s agent of change in society sharing the story of God’s salvation, breaking down walls that typically divide people and serving those whom others often ignore.(Acts 2:42-47, Acts 4:32-35,Matthew 16:18, Matthew 25:31-46, Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:12-17)

Ordinances

Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation or prerequisites for church membership. (This church shall practice believer’s baptism by immersion.) (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:35-38,Colossians 2:12, Luke 22:19, 20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29, Romans 6:1-14)

Eternity

Human beings are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Hell is eternal separation from God. Heaven is eternal union with God. Heaven and Hell are real places of existence. (John 3:16, John 11:25,John 14:1-6, Romans 6:23,Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15-21:8)