“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
THE BIBLE HAS AUTHORITY.
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 canonical books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the Word of God, fully true. It is our final authority in all matters of faith, practice, and lifestyle. (2 Timothy 3:16)
GOD EXISTS IN THREE PERSONS.
There is one true God, existing eternally in three Persons who are of one substance, full of supreme power and glory: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-14, Acts 5:3-4)
JESUS IS LORD.
Jesus Christ is 100% God and yet 100% man, born of the Virgin Mary. (Colossians 2:9)
JESUS PAID OUR PENALTY.
Though all mankind has sinned and deserves eternal separation from God, Jesus Christ died on the cross as our substitute, taking upon Himself the penalty for our sins.
JESUS DEFEATED DEATH.
Three days after his crucifixion, Jesus arose from the dead in His body, which had been laid in the tomb, defeating both sin and death.
SALVATION COMES THROUGH FAITH.
A person can only be saved from the condition of sin and spiritual death by the grace of God, experiencing the free gift of new birth by placing his or her personal faith in Jesus Christ.
JESUS WILL COME AGAIN.
Jesus Christ will return, at a date undisclosed by Scripture, to judge the living and the dead. Those who have received the gift of salvation will spend eternity with Christ. Those who have rejected the gift of salvation will be condemned to eternal separation from God.