The Bible is completely the inspired Word of God and constitutes the
written revelation from God to man. By completely inspired, we mean
that the 66 books of the Bible are in every word inspired by God in their
God is the one living and true God, infinite and perfect in all His attributes.
He is one in essence but eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son
and Holy Spirit -- each equally infinite and unchanging in being and
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless and
impeccable life. He died on the cross to pay for the sins of believers, rose
bodily from the dead on the third day, ascended into the presence of God
the Father and will return in power and glory. The purpose of the
incarnation was to reveal the fullness of God to man, to seek and save lost
sinners, to die a sacrifice for sin and to eventually rule a physical Kingdom.
The Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is God. He possesses all
that is divine. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to execute and empower the
divine and sovereign will of God.
Man, in his original state, was created free from sin with a rational nature
for the purpose of glorifying God. Man chose to separate himself from
God and thus incurred both spiritual and physical death for himself and
mankind. The condition of fallen man from birth is that of darkness of
mind, depravity of will, and death in the soul. Man by nature is dead to
God and unable to save himself apart from the intervention of the Holy
Salvation is entirely the work of God and not man. This salvation was pre
determined before the foundation of the world; it was Christ’s redemptive
work that atoned for man’s sin as He carried believers’ guilt. Men are
saved and justified on the grounds of Christ’s death alone, by God’s
grace alone, through faith alone.
Resurrection will occur physically for both those who have received Jesus
Christ as Lord and Savior and those who have not. The saved will be
resurrected to an eternal state of joy with God, the unsaved to eternal
punishment and suffering without God.