There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6–11). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:34-38). He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9). All who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23–24). He is now seated at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64).
Divinity of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a Divine person of the Triune Godhead (John 14:15-18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8). His purpose is to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; to tell us of things to come, and to glorify Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 16:7–14).
Authority of the Scriptures
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16).
Original Sin and Salvation
The first man Adam was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). He fell through the sin of disobedience, thereby incurring both physical and spiritual death for all mankind. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23), are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1Corinthians15:20–23). Those that die unrepentant, and unbelieving (without receiving Christ) perish. They are doomed to an eternal existence in conscious torment (Revelation 21:8).
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men. Those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4-7). Those that die the death of a Born-again believer in Jesus Christ will live eternally, in everlasting joy and bliss (Revelation 21:1-4).
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God. Thereby they receive power for holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8).
This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion (Romans 6:1–14).
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body (Matthew 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (James 5:13–16).
The Church Body
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22–23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19–20) . The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41–47).
The Resurrection and Second Coming
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20–23); for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment (John 5:28–29).
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent (Hebrews 10:37) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial (Luke 21:27). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11–14)
Biblical Solutions For Life
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