The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one being in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only way people for people to have a right relationship with God. He born of a virgin birth. He lived a perfect life. His death on the cross able so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life. He is coming again.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in relationship with God through forgiveness and salvation. Those eternally separated from God will exist in Hell. Those who receive God’s gift of salvation will spend eternity in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are literal places of eternal existence.
Mankind is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Humanity was created to have fellowship with God but sinful disobedience separated man from God. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his or her own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
The blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church is a local community of baptized followers of Jesus Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Jesus and it seeks to take the Gospel to the world. Each follower of Jesus is gifted and has a role in the Church. The Church works together for the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.