God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people 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 and will return again someday to Earth to reign as King and live with us forever.
(Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
Given to us at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. He was sent by Jesus, after His ascension, to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole Earth through His guidance, comfort, teaching, and interceding.
(Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 3:11, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 10:38, Acts 10:44-47, Acts 11:15-17, Acts 19:1-6)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 Peter 20-21, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation and affection. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin, and need God’s salvation. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ, as God’s offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we turn from our self-ruled lives and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our lives by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:2, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1, Romans 10:9-10)
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.
Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence and the Father has given us free will to choose in which of these we will eternally exist - although His desire for us is to spend eternity with Him in heaven. (John 3:16, John 14:17, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)