God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has existed eternally in three distinct persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Son of God who is co-equal with God the Father. He came to earth and lived a perfect life, the life we should have lived. He also died the death we deserved to die as our substitute payment for our sin. He was buried and rose again on the third day as proof of his conquering sin, death, and Hell. Jesus is the forgiver of our sins and the leader of our lives.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. The Spirit makes us aware of our great need for Jesus. The Spirit also guides in our lives from the point of faith in Jesus on. He provides Christ-followers with guidance for daily living, power to fight the control of sin and understanding of Spiritual truth.
All of mankind is made in the image of God and was originally designed to reflect Him and His character. Sin has wrecked our fellowship with God and as a result, all humans are born with a sin nature and choose to continue in rebellion against God. We are incapable of restoring our relationship with God by our own efforts.
Salvation is the free gift of God and is only received through faith in the crucified, buried and risen Christ. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
Heaven and Hell
There is a real place called Heaven and a real place called Hell and everyone who has ever lived will spend eternity in one of those two destinations. The only determining factor for destination is faith in Jesus. Those who trust in Jesus are promised eternal life with God in Heaven.
The one true proof of our faith in Jesus Christ and the proof of God’s forgiveness of sins through Jesus is the resurrection. Our faith is based on this event. Jesus’ resurrection is also proof of our future resurrection.
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