The Bible consisting of the Old and New Testament in its original documents is the verbally inspired, inerrant, eternal Word of God.
It has been preserved for mankind through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus, and the King James Version is the best English translation of these texts.
It is absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its statements. It is the sole and final authority for faith and life, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 3:16, Psalm 12:6-7
The Person of God
There is only one God, manifested in three persons: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
He is the eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator of the universe.
He is holy, merciful, supreme and mankind’s only hope of ever attaining salvation.
Genesis 1:1, 1 John 5:7, John 4:24, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 14:9, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 48:11-13, John 10:30
The Person of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is God manifest in the flesh – fully God and fully man.
He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died and shed His blood for the sins of mankind.
He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God in heaven, where He ever lives to intercede for believers as their Advocate and High Priest.
He will come again to the earth as Lord of lords and King of kings, to judge the world in righteousness.
Luke 1:27, John 1:1-14, John 14:6, Ephesians 1:7, Acts 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:4-6
The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth and through the Word of God regenerates men.
He indwells, seals, guides, teaches, comforts, sanctifies, sets apart the believer for a holy life, and endues him with power for witness and service, whilst imparting the gifts and producing the fruit of the Spirit.
John 15:26, John 16:13-14, Romans 8:14-27, Ephesians 4:30, Galatians 5:22-23, Acts 1:8
The Person of Satan
Satan is a person.
He is the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air and is constantly going up and down in the earth seeking whom he may devour.
He is the declared enemy of God and man.
He does not possess any of the attributes of God.
He will ultimately have his destiny in the Lake of Fire, where he and his angels will be eternally punished.
Job 1:6-7, 1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 24:41, Revelation 20:10
The Fall of Man
Man was created holy and perfect for the purpose of fellowship with God. Through the willful disobedience of sin, man fell from that state. As a result, all men, in their natural state, are lost, alienated from God, and spiritually dead.
Apart from the saving grace of Christ, all are under sin’s curse, and are subject to God’s righteous wrath and condemnation.
Heaven is a place of beauty and bliss wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Each person who has been born of the grace of God, will spend eternity in the everlasting presence of God, in His prepared Heaven.
Hell is a place of ceaseless torment, being characterized by fire and brimstone, where all the unsaved will suffer for ever.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 14:1-3, Luke 16:19-31, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 21, 22
The Local Church
The local New Testament Church is an assembly of believers gathered together for the purpose of worship, prayer, fellowship; teaching and edifying, whilst being actively engaged in the proclamation of the Gospel.
The local church is entirely separate from the state, and wholly independent from any ecclesiastical or religious hierarchy. Its scriptural officers are pastors (bishops or elders), and deacons.
The ordinances are those of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism being by immersion of the believer, thus portraying the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and the cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ, until He returns.