What the Bible teaches about the Bible
- The Bible alone is the inspired Word of God. There is no subsequent or other written revelation from God.
- The inspiration of the Bible is verbal, plenary, flawless, and final.
- The Bible's message is for all people, in all places and for all times.
What the Bible teaches about God:
- There is one true God: infinite in being, eternally coexisting in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- God is revealed as holy, righteous, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and sovereign.
- The eternal Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, became man; possessing both full Deity and sinless, perfect humanity.
- His death at Calvary was purposed eternally. That death was necessary to meet God's righteous sentence of judgment against us for having broken His holy law.
- He physically arose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
- The account of His death as a sacrifice for sin, His burial and resurrection comprise the good news known as the Gospel.
What the Bible teaches about Humanity:
- Adam, the head of the human family, created in the image of God, sinned against God through disobedience of God's commandment.
- We, consequently, live in a creation scarred by that original sin. And we, ourselves, sin repeatedly since by our very nature we are sinners and will be held accountable by God.
- God provides salvation to every person who will acknowledge their need and receive His salvation in Christ.
- Every person will exist eternally either in Heaven or under His judgement by their own choice of accepting or rejecting God's offer of salvation.
What the Bible teaches about Salvation:
Personal salvation is necessary for all and is received by faith alone in Christ and His atoning death.
Repentance of sin and believing in Christ as Savior and Lord results in the complete forgiveness of sins and present possession of eternal life.
Salvation is an instantaneous, once-for-all moment that secures eternal life which can never be lost.
Every person who is saved is immediately indwelled by the Spirit of God and born into the family of God.
Through the Holy Spirit, God empowers and purposes for each person to live that they might glorify God.
What the Bible teaches about the Church:
All who have trusted Christ for personal salvation become members of His church which, mystically, is His body.
Local gatherings of Christians "in His name" and owning His authority comprise local assembly testimony.