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The Bible

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17    1 Thessalonians 2:13    2 Peter 1:21

The Trinity

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4    Isaiah 43:10-11    Matthew 28:19    Luke 3:22    2 Corinthians 13:14    John 14:6-7    1 John 1:3-4    Matthew 11:25-27    John 1:18

Diety of Jesus

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:23    Hebrews 7:26    Acts 2:22    1 Corinthians 15:3    Matthew 28:6    Luke 24:39    Acts 1:9    Acts 2:33    Hebrews 1:3

Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6    Romans 5:12-19

Salvation

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
Luke 24:47    John 3:3    Romans 10:13-15    Ephesians 2:8    Titus 2:11; 3:5-7

Ordinances of the Church

Baptism in Water and Holy Communion.
Matthew 28:19    Mark 16:16    Acts 10:47.48    Romans 6:4    1 Corinthians 11:26

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
Luke 24:49    Acts 1:4,8    1 Corinthians 12:1-31    Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9

Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
Acts 2:4    1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 12:28

Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
Romans 12:1-2    1 Thessalonians 5:23    Hebrews 13:12; 12:14    1 Peter 1:15-16    Romans 6:1-11; 6:13; 8:1-2; 8:13    Galatians 2:20

The Church and its Mission

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22    Hebrews 12:23    Acts 1:8    Matthew 28:19-20    1 Corinthians 12:13    Ephesians 4:11-16    Psalms 112:9    Galatians 2:10; 6:10    James 1:27

Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in: evangelization of the world, worship of God, building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, and meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Mark 16:15-20    John 4:23-24    Ephesians 4:11-16    Psalms 112:9    James 1:27

Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
Isaiah 53:4-5    Matthew 8:16-17    James 5:14-16

Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17    Romans 8:23    Titus 2:13    1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
Zechariah 14:5    Matthew 24:27; 24:30    Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6    Ezekiel 37:21-22    Zephaniah 3:19-20    Romans 11:26-27    Isaiah 11:6-9    Psalms 72:3-8    Micah 4:3-4

Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46    Mark 9:43-48    Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8

The New Heavens and the New Earth

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
2 Peter 3:13    Revelation 21; 22

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