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God: He is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Gen. 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; I Peter 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14

Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was miraculously conceived and was born of a virgin. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men 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’s glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matt. 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of God” and the “Spirit of Christ”. He convicts us of our sin and our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:18

Man: Man is the highest order of God’s creative work, perfectly created in God’s image. Man is a soul which will live forever. Man is separated from God by sin. Unless a person has a personal relationship with God, they have no hope of Heaven. Matthew 1:18; 15:16-17; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 3:16; I Peter 4:10

Salvation: Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1

Eternal Security: God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ. The believer that receives genuine salvation through Jesus Christ is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Tim. 1:12; Heb. 7:25, 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5

Eternity: Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 8:17-18; Rev. 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

The Bible: The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. The truths of the Bible are absolute standards for all people throughout the ages. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Prov. 30:5

Baptism: Baptism is not necessary for salvation but is important for all believers. Through baptism, we Follow Christ’s example and obey His command. Baptism by immersion, symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of the believer to new life in Christ. Baptism serves as a public testimony of one’s faith after receiving Christ as Savior and Lord. Matthew 3:13-15; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41

The Church: Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. All believers make up the Church which is also called the body of Christ. The church is the organization by which Christ’s work is carried out in the world. Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-42, 47; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:10-16; I Corinthians 12; Revelation 2 & 3