The following truths are foundational to our mission of sharing the message of Jesus in a way anyone can understand.
The Bible is God's Word to us.
The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is the eternal, inspired Word of God, it is truth without error. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
There is only one true God.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, and unchanging in nature. God has eternally existed in three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are co-equal and are one God.
Jesus is the eternal Son of God.
He lived a perfect, sinless life and paid for the sins of all people by dying in our place on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. Jesus ascended to heaven, and He will someday descend to gather believers to be with Him, after which He will return to earth to reign as King.
The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation.
He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus. He provides Christians with power for living, spiritual understanding, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we should seek to live under His control daily.
People will exist eternally with or without God.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God because of unbelief, or eternally with God through forgiveness because of belief in Jesus. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally together with Him is life in heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must receive it.
We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or doing good things. Only by trusting in Jesus as the sacrifice for sin can a person be saved from hell — eternal separation from God. Those who receive God's gift of grace are forever secure through the keeping power of God.
Believers should share the good news of God's gift of salvation.
All Christians have a responsibility to communicate the gospel to those who are without Jesus, and believers who are more mature should teach and train those who are younger.