There is only One True God, revealed in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity and shares the same honor and position as the Father and the Son. Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which should be earnestly sought by every believer, provides a person with the enduement of power for life and service (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8).
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and is honored equally with the Father. Based on the Scriptures, we believe the following truths about Jesus Christ: 1. His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35) 2. His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22) 3. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38) 4. His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21) 5. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1Corinthians 15:4) 6. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Conditions to Salvation Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7).
The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)
Prior to His return to Earth Jesus will rapture His Church. At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52). When Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming, He will begin His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21,22; Romans 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4). Those who rejected Christ will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8). But for those who accepted Him, Christ prepared new heavens and a new earth. And there believers will live with Christ forever following His millennial reign on Earth (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22).