We teach that the Bible is God's written revelation to man, and thus the 66 books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the complete Word of God, inspired in every word by God.
2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Cor. 2:7-14; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21
We teach that there is one living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit --each equally deserving worship and obedience.
Deut. 6:4; Is. 45:5-7; 1 Cor. 8:4; John 4:24; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
God the Father
We teach that God the Father, the first person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace. He is the Creator of all things. As Creator He is Father to all men, but He is Spiritual Father only to believers.
Ps. 145:8, 9; 1 Cor. 8:6; Gen. 1:1-31; Eph. 3:9; Eph. 4:6; Rom. 8:14; 2 Cor. 6:18
God the Son
We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born; that He was God incarnate; and that the purpose of the incarnation was to reveal God, redeem men, and rule over God's kingdom. We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death was voluntary, substitutionary, propitiatory, and redemptive We teach that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead and that He is now ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He now mediates as our Advocate and High-Priest.
Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23, 25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14; Ps. 2:7-9; Is. 9:6; John 1:29; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 7:25, 26; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19; John 10:15; Rom. 3:24, 25; 5:8; 1 Pet. 2:24; Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:38, 39; Acts 2:30, 31; Rom. 4:25; 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1
God the Holy Spirit
We teach that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to execute the divine will with relation to all mankind. We teach that a unique work of the Holy Spirit in this age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ to initiate and complete the building of the body of Christ. His activity includes convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ and transforming believers into the image of Christ. We teach that the Holy Spirit is the divine teacher who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as they committed to writing God's revelation, the Bible. Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit.
John 14:16, 17; 15:26; John 16:7-9; Acts 1:5; 2:4; Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 2:22; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Rom. 8:9-11; Eph. 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27
We teach that there is only one way to God, that salvation is from God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works.
John 14:6; John 1:12; Eph. 1:4-7; 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19