God

Earth and stars

There is only One God – (Deuteronomy 6:4); Who as Father in creation, is the source of all things (Genesis 1:1); in the Son is made manifest to the world (I Timothy 3:16); and as the Holy Ghost, dwells in men (John 14:17,18).

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (II Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 3:5; II Peter 3:2).

The Gospel

The gospel, or “good news,” is that Christ has suffered the curse of sin once (and for all men), thus providing deliverance (salvation) to all who receive by faith what He has done (Romans 1:16,17; Acts 2:37).

Salvation

Salvation for mankind is provided only through the efficacious, shed blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 5:12, 26). Salvation is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8). When one accepts the message of Christ by faith, they will be “obedient to the faith” (Romans 1:5; Acts 6:7). This “obedience of faith” (Romans 16:26) is what the believer does in appropriating the fullness of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

Christ died – We “die to the old life” through repentance (II Corinthians 5:17).

Christ was buried – We are buried with Him in water baptism (Romans 6:4).

Christ was resurrected – We are resurrected with Him through the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:4; 8:11; I Corinthians 15:45). The Apostle Peter capsulized this at the birthday of the church (Acts 2:38).

The Name of Jesus

The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus (Philippian 2:9-10; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:7; John 14:14; Acts 4:12). All that the believer does “in word or deed” is to be done in Jesus’ Name (Colossians 3:17). The Name of Jesus becomes our new “family name” (I Corinthians 1:12-15; Romans 6:4; II Corinthians 5:17), replacing the old family name of “Adam” (I Corinthians 15:45-50). The authority of the Godhead is vested in the Name of Jesus (Philippian 2:9-10; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:7; John 14:14).

The Second Coming of Christ

Jesus Christ will return to the earth to catch the church away (I Thessalonians 4:16-17), and will, after a short time, return to set up His kingdom on earth (Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 24:29-31).

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