FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS

The Bible –

The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.  The Bible is God’s Word to all people.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

God –

There is only One True God revealed in three persons… Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity.  He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. 
The Father
He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy.  It is in Him that we live, move, and exist.  He is our Good Father: loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
The Son
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God.  He lived a perfect life, in order to be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demand for perfection.  He received the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross.  He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
The Holy Spirit
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.  He guides believers into all truth.  He supplies what is lacking, exposes sin in our life, comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us to be more like Christ.

Man –

Created in the image of God, created to have relationship with God, but lost that privilege by willingly falling into sin and disobedience.

Eternity and Salvation –

Relationship can be restored with God through Salvation, that is found through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus.  His shed blood was the final payment for our sin.  Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned by our own efforts.  Those who are in relationship with God through salvation will spend eternity with Him.  Those not in relationship with God will spend eternity separated from God in hell.

The Church –

The church, The Bride of Christ, is waiting eagerly for Christ’s return when he will judge the living and the dead.  But until that time, the Church has a mission to seek and save the lost.  Operating in love and unity, the Church fulfills it’s greatest mission, bringing honor and glory to God.