There is only one living and true God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is all powerful, all knowing, and all loving, holy and perfect in every way. God has eternally existed and revealed Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became a man, supernaturally conceived and born of the virgin Mary, who perfectly revealed and did the will of God without sin. His substitutionary death on the cross made provision for the redemption of people from sin.
Jesus was raised bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God. He is the one and only mediator between God and mankind, and He will return one day in power and glory to judge the world which will complete His redemptive mission. Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14; 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
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He is not a force, but a fully divine person with a purpose. He is present in the world to convict people of their sin and need for a Savior. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. 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 Bible was written by men who spoke while moved by the Holy Spirit. It is divinely inspired, and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is God’s Word to us. It is an accurate revelation of God and what He wants us to know. It is the supreme source of truth and the supreme authority for Christian beliefs and living. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Salvation is the redemption of man through the person of Jesus Christ. Salvation occurs through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
When a person places genuine faith in Jesus, they are, by God’s grace, made spiritually alive, righteous in their moral standing before God, and are indwelt with the Holy Spirit, who guarantees the work of salvation until it is complete. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1