1. THE BIBLE The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are inspired of God, without error, and complete. (2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 16:26, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
2. GOD There is one God who reveals himself in Scripture as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is eternal, all-knowing, and ever-present. God is greater than any understanding or description of Him. (Genesis 1: 1; Genesis 17:1, Mark 1:1 John 1:1)
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and reveals truth. When we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit indwells us and begins to teach and lead us in God's desires for us. The old nature desires to choose evil, but the Holy Spirit gives us a new nature that desires to choose God. The Holy Spirit comforts us, and seals us as God's children. The Holy Spirit empowers us moment by moment to live according to God’s revealed plan. The Holy Spirit never emphasizes himself; He always points the attention to Jesus.
(John 14:26, John 20:22, 2 Timothy 1:14)
4. SIN Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and lost their perfect standing before Him. Their disobedience to God’s command caused them, and all of their offspring, to be imperfect or in a natural state. Each of us in our natural state continues to choose our own way rather than God's best for us, the Bible refers to this as sin. (Genesis 3:1-24)
5. REDEMPTION Before creation God knew man would choose disobedience. God so loved the world that he gave His only Son Jesus as the perfect and acceptable sacrifice for our sin. Jesus was born of a virgin, fully human and fully God, He lived without sin, and gave himself willingly to pay for our sin. Jesus became our sacrifice through His shed blood which has power to forgive sin. Jesus was buried, resurrected bodily, ascended into heaven, sits on the right hand of the Father, and will return to take all who have trusted him to live with him forever. (John 14:2-3, Romans 5:6-9, Romans 5:18-20, Romans 6:23)
6. SALVATION There is no way to get to God other than through God's son Jesus. Whoever will turn from sin and trust forgiveness through Jesus' sacrifice, accepting him as Lord will experience the newness of life which the Bible refers to as being "born again." It is by God's power alone that we are given this gift of eternal life. (John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13)