The Bible Is Infallible – Genesis to Revelation is the Story of God and is infallible in all that it teaches. It is entirely true in all it speaks to. It is alive today, and is actively speaking to each one of us about God’s will for our lives.
(II Timothy 3:14)
The Trinity – God is three persons in one essence. He has existed as 3 persons for all eternity, and will remain so. These 3 persons exist in community made of the same essence, eternally one. In the church age, the Son is seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. And the Holy Spirit is the “sent one” living in all believers and giving power to the local church to build the Kingdom of God.
(John 1:1-14, Romans 8:9, John 14:16-17, Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ – Jesus has existed eternally and is divine. He chose to become man, and remains so eternally. He is both 100% God and 100% Man, with no confusion. He lived a sinless life, prophesied about since the beginning of time (Gen 3:15), and was born of a virgin.
(John 1:1-14, John 14:6)
Christ’s Impact – Jesus’ death and resurrection on the 3rd day is what provides salvation to those who repent and believe. The work of Christ brings free salvation and the assurance of resurrection in the future, accessed only by faith. This work brought the Grace of God.
Man Is Fallen – Man is made in the image of God. Since the first man, Adam, sin has corrupted the image of God inside every human being. This has left man without the ability to do good apart from pride. He is not able to please God, apart from faith. However, in faith in Jesus Christ, each person has tremendous potential because of the power of the Holy Spirit sitting inside them.
(Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 1, John 15:1-17, Hebrews 11:6)
Eternal Security – A believer who has truly repented and believed Jesus as Lord and Savior is eternally forgiven. Jesus’ death pays the sin debt for a person’s sin condition, not sins. Paying for the sin condition means past, present and future sins. Grace provides much more motivation to give lordship to Jesus in each area of our lives than the law ever could.
(Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 3:3, Romans 8:28-39, Romans 6:1-23)
The Local Church – After Jesus’ ascension, his church is the only hope of the world. Jesus works through the Holy Spirit and gifting of each believer to build his Church, whose mission is to expand the kingdom of God until his return.
(I Corinthians 12:12-31, Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 17:1-26)
The Second Coming of Christ – Jesus will return and rid the world of evil. He will come at an unknown and undisclosed time. He waits to return so that as many as possible can come to salvation in Jesus Christ, written in the Book of life. At the end of time Heaven and Earth will be recreated. Jesus will judge those whose names are written in the Book of life for how they grew the Kingdom to determine their experience in eternity.
(I Peter 5:9, Acts 1:6-11, Matthew 24:1-51, Revelation 20:1-22:21)