The Holy Bible, and only the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:26-26).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (1John 5:7, Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, Luke 1:35, Isaiah 9:6, Hebrews 3:7-11).
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14, 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 2:5-6, 1 Timothy 2:5).
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25, Luke 1:35, Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:27-35).
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21).
Regeneration is the inner working of the Holy Spirit on fallen man at the moment of salvation. It is through regeneration that our heart is oriented back towards God (2 Cor. 5:17, Titus 3:3-7, John 3:5-8).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a free gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16, 3:8, Titus 3:5, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31, Hebrews 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21,3:19, 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (1 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
the holy spirit
Christians are people who have submitted their will to Jesus Christ and relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as their Savior. This is accomplished through the work Holy Spirit. As believers we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit who is actively producing fruit in our lives and guiding us as we seek to follow God in righteousness. (John 1:12, 14:17, 23, 15:4, Romans 8:11, Revelations 3:20).
baptism in the holy spirit
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel through the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 3:11, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5, 2:1-4,17,38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38,44,47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
gifts of the holy spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire and, through the work of the Holy Spirit, produce the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (Hebres2:4, Romans 1:11,12:4-8, Ephesians 4:16, 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31,14, 1 Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, Hebrews 12:23, John 17:11, 20-23).
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38).
The Lord's Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29, Acts 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).
healing of the sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus. It is also provided for in Jesus' work on the cross and is one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3, Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 16:17-18, Acts 8:6-7, James 5:14-16, 1 Corinthians 12:9,28, Romans 11:29).
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Acts 24:15, 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44, Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).
Heaven is the eternal place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:1, Hebrews 11:16, 1 Peter 1:4).a
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41, Mark 9:43-48, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
the second coming
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Mattew 24:30, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, 2 Thessalonians 1"7-8, Revelation 1:7).