Biblical Beliefs

At the Cross

God
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22 Psalm 90:2 Matthew 28:19 I Peter 1:2 II Corinthians 13:14

God  is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in  three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These  three are co-equal and are one God.

Man
Genesis 1:27 Psalm 8:3-6 Isaiah 53:6a Romans 3:23 Isaiah 59:1-2

Man  is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He  is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous  potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward  God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

Eternity
John 3:16 I John 2:25 & 5:11-13 Romans 6:23 Revelation 20:15

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.

Jesus Christ
Matthew 1:22-23  Isaiah 9:6 John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30 Hebrews 4:14-15 I Corinthians  15:3-4 Romans 1:3-4 Acts 1:9-11 I Timothy 6:14-15 Titus 2:13

Jesus  Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. 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 earth to reign as King of Kings  and Lord of Lords.


Salvation
Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8-9 John 14:6 & 1:12 Titus 3:5 Galatians 3:26 Romans 5:1

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.  


Eternal Security
John 10:29 II Timothy 1:12 Hebrews 7:25 & 10:10-14 I Peter 1:3-5

Because  God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer 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 this security.


The Holy Spirit
II  Corinthians 3:17 John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17 Acts 1:8 I Corinthians  2:12 & 3:16 Ephesians 1:13 Galatians 5:25 Ephesians 5:18

The  Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present  in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also  lives in every Christian 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.


The Bible
II Timothy 3:16-17 II Peter 1:20-21 II Timothy 1:13 Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6 Proverbs 30:5

The  Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under  the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source  of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by  God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

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