There is only one true, eternal God. He is love, perfect, holy, and truth. He has revealed Himself in three distinct, individual, equal persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
I JOHN 4:16; MAT. 28:19; LUKE 3:21-22; MAT. 5:48; I TIM. 1:17
God the Father is the Creator and author of all life.
God the Son, Jesus Christ, Creator of all things with the Father, was manifest in the flesh, fully God , yet fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. He was crucified, dead, and buried, resurrected bodily on the third day according to the scriptures, and appeared to His disciples. He ascended to heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father, and continually intercedes for His people. Jesus will return for His pure, spotless, glorious church and execute judgment upon the wicked.
MAT. 1:23; JOHN 1:14,18; COL. 1:13-20; I COR. 15:3-5; ACTS 17:31; HEB. 1:1-4; 17:25; EPH. 5:25-27
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, Comforter, Promise of the Father and the One who reveals Christ and His work on the cross. The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer, sanctifying the believer and enabling them to live holy, supernatural lives.
JOHN 14-16; ACTS 2:33; I JOHN 2:20, 27; II COR. 3:17,18
The Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost and is a gift from God to empower all believers as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ and is received by faith as a separate work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to believers for empowerment to be a witness.
MAT. 3:11; ACTS 1:8; ACTS 2-4; ACTS 2:38; ACTS 19:1-7
The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. Both Old and New Testaments are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error and an infallible guide in matters pertaining to life and godliness. It reveals God’s complete will for the salvation of mankind. His Word is trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all points of doctrine, life and godliness.
II TIM. 3:16; II PET. 1:20-21; I THESS. 2:13; HEB. 4:12-14
Mankind was originally created by God, In His image and likeness to have fellowship, and friendship with God. Male and female were created to have dominion and rule over all of God’s creation. Through Adam’s transgression of disobedience and rebellion, sin came into the world and mankind was separated from God and incapable of saving itself.
GEN. 1:26-28; 3:6; II COR. 11:3; ROM. 5:12; ROM. 6:23
Knowing that ‘all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’, redemption with God is only found through Jesus Christ. The power of sin and death was broken when Jesus Christ bore our sins on the cross and rose again from the dead. He provided salvation for the whole person: spirit, soul and body.
ROM. 3:10,23; ROM. 10:8-10; I THESS. 5:23-24; ISA. 53:4-6; COL. 3:13-14
An individual is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ through repentance, believing, and receiving Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and to provide freedom from the power of the enemy and sin, sickness, torment and lies.
EPH. 2:8; ROM. 10:8-10; I JOHN 3:8; LUKE 4:18-20; ACTS 10:38; II COR. 10:3-6
Water baptism, by immersion, is a direct commandment of Jesus Christ to all believers. It is a visible representation of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
MAT. 28:18-20; ACTS 2:38; ROM. 6:4
The Lord’s supper, communion, is an ordinance He gave for the body of Christ to partake of in remembrance of the New Covenant.
I COR. 11:17-34; LUKE 22:19
Divine healing-emotional, mental, and physical, freedom from the oppression of the devil, is available by the power of God, through the prayer of faith, by the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, and other means. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is available to us today.
ISA. 53:4-6; I PET. 2:24; LUKE 4:18-20; ACTS 10:38; JAMES 5:14-15; MAT. 8:17; MARK 16:17-18
The church is the Body of Christ, His Bride, and Temple of the Holy Spirit. It consists of those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. The church has been commissioned to make disciples of all the nations, ministering as Jesus did, destroying the works of the devil. The church is called to preach the kingdom of heaven is at hand through the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit thus advancing the kingdom of heaven. Christ set some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry that we all may grow into the fullness of Christ.
I COR. 12:12-14; EPH. 1:22-23; EPH. 4:11-16; EPH. 5:25; I COR. 3:16; MAT. 10:7-8; MARK 16:15-20; I JOHN 4:17