The words of the original writings of the Old and New Testaments are God-breathed. Therefore they are inerrant and carry the authority of God (Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). The Scriptures we now possess have been preserved by God (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35).

There is one true God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and these three are equally God (Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and having been born with a sinless human nature by the Virgin Mary, He laid down his life and shed His blood for the sins of the world. He arose bodily from the grave and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high where He ever lives to make intercession for the saints (Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Hebrews 1:3; 7:25).

The Holy Spirit is the Person within the Godhead who was sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He permanently indwells every believer since Pentecost and baptizes (places) each believer into the Body of Christ (John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 12:13).

Man was created in the image of God and through his act of sin brought physical and spiritual death into the world. All human beings since Adam and Eve are born with a sin nature and are under the power and penalty of sin. All who do not receive God’s forgiveness will suffer the righteous penalty of spending eternity in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:9-12; 5:12; John 3:36; Revelation 20:15).

Jesus Christ is God’s substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world. His death on the Cross is the full and only satisfaction of the just demands of a holy God for judgment on sin. His resurrection from the dead is proof of God’s acceptance of that payment. All who repent of their sin and receive Christ by faith alone are declared righteous on the grounds of His shed blood and receive eternal life and cleansing from all sin (Isaiah 53:5-6; Romans 3:24-28; 4:24-25; Hebrews 9:26; 10:12-14; 1 John 1:7; 2:1-2).

The believer in Jesus Christ is eternally secure in Him. Having passed from death unto life, the believing sinner has been sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption and will never perish (John 5:24; 10:27-29; Ephesians 4:30; Jude 24; 1 Peter 1:5).

Jesus Christ will return to catch away the Body of Christ before the Tribulation begins (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10). At the conclusion of this seven-year period Christ will return to the earth in power and great glory to establish His earthy kingdom (1 Thessalonians 5:9; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 19:11-16).

The Church [the Body of Christ] and Israel are two distinct entities within the sovereign purpose of God. Each has its own beginning, composition, commands, and promises. Therefore the Scriptures are to be interpreted grammatically, historically, and contextually in order that God’s program for each age may be clearly understood (1 Corinthians 10:32; Romans 9:4-5; 2 Timothy 2:15).

Because it is the pillar and ground of the truth, the local church is God’s primary witness unto Himself in this age. It has two observances commanded by Christ: the Lord’s Supper and water baptism by immersion (Ephesians 3:10; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; 1 Timothy 3:15; Matthew 28:19-20).

Both the just and the unjust will be bodily resurrected. The unjust will be resurrected to stand before the Great White Throne of God to be consigned to the Lake of Fire; the just will be resurrected to share in their promised blessing for eternity (John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:11-15; 1 Corinthians 15:22-23).

Believers are called unto a life of holiness. This means separation unto the Lord from all that displeases Him. There is to be no compromise or cooperation in any religious endeavor with groups or individuals who are unsaved or disobedient to the Scriptures (Romans 16:17; Ephesians 5:11; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 2 Timothy 3:5; 2 John 10-11).

Satan is a personal spirit being who along with other fallen angels, seeks to oppose God and His purposes. Satan and his angels will be sent to the abyss during the millennial phase of Christ’s earthly kingdom, and at its conclusion will be consigned to the Lake of Fire for eternity (Ezekiel 28:12-17; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:1-3, 7-10).

Spiritual gifts are God’s gracious abilities He gives believers to edify one another. Those gifts that were miraculous in nature ceased with the passing away of the apostles and completion of the New Testament and are consequently not for today (1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 13:8-12; 14:12).

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