The Bible is God’s perfect, trustworthy, inspired, and infallible Word which conveys His love, plan, and expectations for each person.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
There is only one true living God. He is all powerful and all knowing, and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. He exists as three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1)
God the Father
God as Father reigns with care over His universe. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those
who become His children through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was fully God and fully man, absolutely perfect. (Matthew 1:18-25) Jesus died on the cross, rose from the dead, appeared to many, and ascended to heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts of sin. He guides, comforts, bestows
spiritual gifts and empowers the believer and the church.
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image
to glorify God in all things. (Genesis 1:26-31).
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. All who place faith in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with God in His Kingdom, and all who do not place faith in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in hell. (Matthew 25:1-46, John 5:24, Revelation 20:11-15)
The church is the bride of Christ made up of baptized believers in Him whose function is to glorify God by building up one another and fulfilling the mission of God in the world by being light in the darkness.
(Acts 2:42, Matthew 28:19-20)
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer, and anticipate
His second coming. (1 Corinthians 11:23-29)
The Lord’s Day
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should include exercises of worship and
spiritual devotion, both public and private.
Evangelism and Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to
win the lost to Christ.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer’s cause on earth.
Jesus’ Second Coming
Christ is returning soon; each person will be held accountable and therefore should be ready for His arrival. (Matthew 24:1-51, 25:1-46)