There is one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, holy, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [Gen 1:1; Deut 6:4; Ps 18:30; 103:8; 119:156; 86:15; 25:10; 9:7 8; Is 6:3; Matt 28:19; John 1:1 3; 15:26; Eph 4:6; Col 1:16; 2:19; I Tim 2:5; Heb 9:14]

Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is sinlessly perfect. He died sacrificially as our substitute, suffering God’s punishment for our sin. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to his Father’s right hand where he now ministers as our Great High Priest. [Luke 1:26-35; Rom 5:19; I Cor 15:1 19; II Cor 5:21; Eph 1:20; I Tim 2:5 6; 3:16; 24:39; Heb 4:14 16; I Pet 2:22, 24; I John 2:1; 3:5]

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is personal and fully God, having all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. At conversion he baptizes (joins) the believer into the body of Christ and indwells him or her personally and permanently. [Rom 8:9, 11; I Cor 12:6-13, 28-31, 6:19; Gal 5:15, 22, 23, Eph 1:13, 14, 2:20, 4:30]

The Bible is verbally inspired by God and without error in the original documents. It is entirely reliable and is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. [Luke 24:27; John 1:1, 14, 5:39; I Thess 2:13; II Tim 3:16, 17; II Pet 1:20, 21]

Mankind was created by God in his image, and as such, has the capacity for fellowship with God. Mankind, though, has rebelled and is sinful by nature and practice. The result of this condition is separation from God that leaves mankind deserving a lost eternity in hell. [Gen 1:27, 2:16, 17; Ps 51:5; Is 53:6, 59:2; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:23, 5:12; Rev 20:15]

Mankind needs to be saved from the consequence of his sin and restored into a living relationship with God, which is impossible for a person to accomplish by works or religious observances. This, rather, is accomplished by the death and resurrection of Christ and is viewed as a gift of God by grace. Any person who, in faith, acknowledges his or her sinful condition and trusts in Christ’s finished work is, at the moment of conversion all of the following: forgiven, saved, reconciled with God, and made secure forever. [John 3:3, 16, 36, 5:24, 10:27-29; Rom 3:28, 10:9, 10, 13; Eph 2:8-9; Tit 3:5; Heb 9:11-14; I Pet 1:18-19; I John 5:11-13]

The Church
The universal church is not an organization but a living organism known as the body of Christ. It is composed of all true believers in Jesus Christ, regardless of where they meet. The local church is a gathering of believers in a specific locality, who meet in unity and oneness for fellowship, teaching, worship, and prayer. They also evangelize those who are outside of Christ with a view to making new disciples. [Matt 28:18 20; 18:15 17; John 4:23, 17:21; Acts2:42; I Cor 5:1, 6:4, 11:23, 26; Eph 1:22, 23, 4:11-16; Phil 1:1; Col 1:18]

Two Symbols
There are two very particular commands that Christ left the Church to practice throughout the years: 1) baptism by immersion in water as a symbol of conversion, and 2) the Lord’s Supper (communion) as a remembrance of the Lord’s death. [Matt 28:19; Acts 2:41, 8;12; 8:35-39; Rom 6:3-6; Col 2:12; Matt 26:26-29; Acts 2:42, 46, 20:7; I Cor 11:23-26]

God originally created a large number of spiritual beings (angels) for his service. One of these beings, Satan, led many others (now called demons) in rebellion against God. While their ultimate judgment and condemnation is certain, they currently seek to hinder the purpose of God by influencing believers to sin. [Job 1:6-2:10; Matt 4:1-11, 25:41; II Cor 11:13-15; I John 4:3-4; Rev 20:1-3, 10, see also Isaiah 14:3-23, Ezekiel 28:12-19]

Future Things
Believers look for the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ to remove them from the world after which He will physically reign on the earth for a thousand years. God will then create a new heaven and a new earth. All people who have ever lived will be raised from the dead and brought before God’s judgment. The lost will be judged by their deeds and condemned, but the saved will be rewarded and welcomed into eternity with God forever. [Matt 25:31-46; John 5:28, 29, Acts 1:11; I Cor 15:51 55; Phil 1:23, 3:20-21; I Thess 4:14, 18; Tim 2:13; Heb 9:28; Rev 20:1, 6, 10, 15; 21:1-22:5]