2 Timothy 3:15-17
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because God inspired it, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God 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.
God is great: 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. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either 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 Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
1 Peter 2:24
Healing is a privilege for every believer. God wants each of us to live healthy and whole lives so that we can live for Him and help others more effectively.
Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs by confessing with your mouth your faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for your sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Local Church
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Bread and juice are symbolic representations of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ. We observe this ordinance of faith as a sign that we remember the great provision of Christ’s sacrifice.
Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Rapture (also referred to as the “Blessed Hope”) refers to the transporting of believers to heaven. This is the event at which the saints, both the dead and living, will be “caught up into the clouds where we will meet the Lord in the air.”