God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
Gen. 1:26,27; Psalm 24:1,2, 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Pet. 1:2
We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God.
Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isa. 53:6a, 59:1,2; Rom. 3:2
We all were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.
Matt. 25:41; John 3:16; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15 (Hell); Rev. 21:27
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all 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’s glory and will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the only way to Heaven.
,Matt. 1:22,23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 1:3,4; 1 Cor. 15:3,4; Col. 1:15-18; 1 Tim. 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; Heb. 4:14,15
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by our good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
John 1:12; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, an understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
John 14:16,17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 1:13, 5:1
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian life and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Prov. 30:5,6; Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 1:13, 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21
ABOUT HUMAN LIFE
We believe that human life begins at conception. It is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10
We believe that God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9