I believe…

God the Father

God is the maker of heaven and earth. He is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at once). He is all-wise and His very nature is love and goodness. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:14,15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19)

God the Son: Jesus Christ is God’s Son.

Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life, and gave himself as a sacrifice to pay the penalty of my sins, and for those who choose to believe in him once and for all. He died and rose again three days later, defeating death and the spiritual powers of darkness forever. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, ruling and interceding for the saints. Through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, He made atonement for sins and eternal life in heaven possible for all who believe. (John 1:34-35; John 1:1,2,14,18; John 3:16-18; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 8:34)

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Divine Person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, brings life to those who are spiritually dead, baptizes all believers with power, and indwells them permanently. The Holy Spirit seals believers in Christ until the day of redemption, gives gifts to individuals in the Body of Christ, and aids in the cultivation of the fruits of the Spirit. He convicts me of sin and helps me to make changes in my life so that one day I will be fully mature in Christ. (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)

The Bible

All Scripture is God-breathed and inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21). The entire Bible, in its original form, is the inerrant Word of God, without error or contradiction. (Luke 24:27, John 5:39; Romans 15:4)

Man

Mankind was created in the image of God, but fell into sin. Every man born since the fall in the Garden of Eden has been born with a dead spirit that can only be regenerated by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10,23)

The Devil – Satan

Satan is the deceiver who enticed mankind to sin. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy mankind and is destined to eternal punishment. (Genesis 3; John 10:10; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)

Salvation

Salvation is a gift of God’s grace and cannot be obtained through works. It is freely given to those who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. All who confess Jesus as Lord and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead will be saved. Salvation is by faith alone, through grace alone, in Jesus Christ alone. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9)

The Great Commission

Jesus commissioned the church (all Christians) to go into the world and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. God works through Christians as instruments of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)