SCRIPTURE - The Bible is the
fully and uniquely inspired, written Word of God. Without error in the
original documents, it is our sufficient and final authority for faith
GOD - The one true and living
God is the Creator, sovereign ruler and preserver of all things, whether
visible or invisible.
JESUS CHRIST - Jesus Christ is
the second person of the triune godhead. Conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary, Jesus was fully God and fully man. His
sinless life and death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins. He
arose bodily from the grave and is now enthroned at the right hand of
the Father in heaven.
HOLY SPIRIT - The Holy Spirit
is the third person of the triune godhead, equal in substance with the
Father and the Son, whose ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ, convict
the world of sin, regenerate those who repent and believe, sanctify and
empower true believers for godly living and service.
MAN, FREE-WILL AND SIN - God
created man in His own image with the ability to choose between right
and wrong. By his free choice, Adam rebelled against God, fell from his
original state and received a sinful nature that each succeeding
generation has inherited. Through Jesus Christ, God freely offers grace
to all mankind, enabling all who turn to Him to receive pardon and
cleansing from sin.
ATONEMENT - Jesus Christ made a
full payment for the sins of the whole world by shedding His own blood
upon the cross as a perfect and sufficient sacrifice.
NEW BIRTH - When people respond
to the convicting work of the Holy Spirit and trust in Christ for
salvation, they experience spiritual rebirths. The believer becomes a
new creature in Jesus Christ and receives the Holy Spirit as his helper
FULLNESS OF THE SPIRIT - The
fullness of the Spirit is a biblical term used to describe that work of
grace in the heart of the believer subsequent to the new birth. This
infilling of the Spirit is a definite experience of cleansing and
empowering, which is referred to as sanctification. The progressive
aspect of sanctification is that process of growth in Christian
maturity, Christlikeness and practical godliness which result from
RESURRECTION, HEAVEN AND HELL -
There will be a resurrection of the body for both the saved and unsaved
dead. For those who are saved, they will be in the immediate presence of
God. For those who are not saved, they will be cast into the lake of
fire or hell.
THE CHURCH AND ITS UNITY - The
Church is the universal body of Christ composed of all true believers in
Christ, with Christ as its head. All true Christians are members of one
another and should love one another, build each other up in the faith
and obey Christís Great Commission by reaching the whole world with the
Gospel of Jesus Christ.