The whole bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing his plan of salvation and the record of His participation in history. The bible is God's revelation of knowledge that man can not discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge and man's instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God's written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church.
God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man.
Genesis 1:1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1:1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20; Hebrews 1:1-2; 1John 3:1-2
Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, he has existed throughout eternity as the "Word". He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human-being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem.
Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4
Repentance is the act of acknowledging one's sins and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one's mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step towards reconciliation with God and thereby toward ultimate salvation.
Acts 2:38; 3:19-21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4
Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one's calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God's Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works.
Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16-17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-9; Hebrews 6:1-2; Revelation 3:10-12