God – We believe that God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Righteous Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself in nature, and in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: yet as one God. He has existed forever (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5;Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).
Jesus Christ - He is God’s unique Son; the only one of a kind. The Scripture teaches that He is God revealed in flesh. In His Divine nature He is truly God and in His human nature truly man. He was crucified for man’s sin, the now risen and glorified Savior and Lord who mediates between God and man and who gives us access to the Father through His intercession. No one can come to the Father unless they come through Him. He is co-equal with the Father (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20;Hebrews 1:1-3).
Holy Spirit – All of the attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit by the Scriptures. It is He who convicts and convinces men of their sin. He comes to live in us at conversion, to open our understanding to the Scripture, and to lead us into the truth. He is equal with the Father and the Son as God (Acts 1:8; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; 1 Cor. 2:12; Eph. 1:13).
The Bible – God used holy men to write the Scriptures. They are, in both the Old and New Testaments, the very words God intended us to have. They are without error (in the original manuscripts) and are our only rule of faith and practice. The Bible teaches us many truths. It shows us right and wrong and how to distinguish them (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Man – God created man in a state of innocence. Man, being tempted by Satan, yielded and willfully disobeyed God, becoming a sinner and incurring God’s judgment upon sin. All of Adam’s descendants inherit his fallen nature and thus have a natural inclination to sin. When one comes to an age of accountability, he is guilty of sinning before God and in need of salvation (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3).
Salvation – Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption for his sin. This acceptance of God’s salvation involves belief in Christ’s death on the cross as man’s substitute and the fact of God’s raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation by grace alone and not of works (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10, 14; Ephesians 2:8-9;
Eternity- Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist 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 eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15).