– There is one true God who reveals himself to the world as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, usually referred to as the Trinity (Matthew 28:19).
– Jesus, the Son of God, is our one and only Lord and Savior. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) He was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins and rose from the dead after three days. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 2:22-24).
– The Bible is the only written message of God and is inspired by the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) (2 Peter 1:19-21)
– A person is saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus. (Ephesians 2:1-10) (Romans 3:23-25).
– Each individual must, through faith and obedience, reach out to receive this free gift of salvation when they are mature enough to understand the consequences of their sins (James 2:14-26) (Luke 14:25-33)
– When people repent and are baptized, their sins are forgiven and the Holy Spirit begins to dwell in them (Acts 2:36-41).
– In baptism we are buried with Christ and raised to live a new life (Romans 6:3-4)
– The greatest commandment in the Bible is as Jesus stated in (Matthew 22:37-39) to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. While salvation is based on grace and not our good works, disciples have a responsibility to live and work for God as laid-out in the Bible. (Ephesians 2:10) This includes being an active part of the church (Acts 2:42-47; Heb 10:24-25); helping others to become disciples (Matthew 28:18-19); training or discipling one another to love God (Matthew 28:20) (Hebrews 3:12-13) (Colossians 1:28-29), and serving the poor and needy (James 1:27).