About Eternal Life
The central theme of all Scripture is that we can know for certain that when we meet death, we will live in the presence of God in Heaven. Jesus teaches us in His Word, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6).
Furthermore, “For by grace [undeserved favor] are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). When we die, we will enter Heaven only because of what Christ has accomplished for us.
In His death on the cross, Jesus actually carried on Himself the penalty for our sins.
He took our penalty because He loves us and wants us to receive total forgiveness and eternal life.
The gospel’s message of hope is that you can receive Christ today and be certain of your eternal destiny. This is done by:
- Admitting that you are separated from the love of a holy God by sin: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
- Believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16).
- Receiving Him into your life and trusting Him as your Savior. “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
About The Bible
The Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, including both the Old and the New Testaments, inerrant in the original manuscripts; it is the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16,17). These books in order are as follows:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I & II Peter, I, II, & III John, Jude, and Revelation.
About The Trinity
God is Spirit, eternally existing as a Person, and revealing Himself as a Trinity in unity; three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and yet but one God (John 4:24; Psalm 90:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6).
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is both Son of God and Son of man, the express image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself the One and only true God; He took upon Him our nature, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven in the same body in which He was crucified, but is now glorified; He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our interceding High Priest and Divine Advocate: He will come again personally and visibly to receive us unto Himself and to set up His millennial kingdom and to judge the living and the dead; He is from everlasting to everlasting God (Luke 1:35; I Timothy 2:5; Colossians 1:15; Matthew 18:25; I Corinthians 15:3,4; I Peter 2:24,25; Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 11:15-17; 20:4-6; 11-15; Psalm 90:2; Micah 5:2).
Man is lost and is in desperate need of a Savior; he was created in the image of God, but through disobedience fell from his original righteousness; except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree; salvation is not accomplished by anything that man can do; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast; the retribution of the wicked and the unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasting; and as the reward is conscious so is the retribution (Luke 19:10; Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:10, 23; John 3:3; Acts 13:38,39; Ephesians 2:8,9; Acts 4:12; John 3:16; Matthew 25:46; II Corinthians 5:1; II Thessalonians 1:7-10).
About The Church
The Church is an elect company of people who have believed in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, and who have been baptized into one body, which is His bride; its mission is to witness.
The church’s Head is Jesus Christ, and should be preaching repentance and remission of sins in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. At the rapture, the church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall they be ever with the Lord. And Jesus Christ returns to set up His kingdom after the Tribulation (John 1:12; Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; I Corinthians 12:12,13; Luke 24:46-48; Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:6-8; I Thessalonians 4:16-18).
About The Nation of Israel
Israel is God’s covenant people who are now blind and scattered throughout the world, but who will be redeemed and restored to the Promised Land, commonly known as Palestine; and under the personal and millennial reign of Jesus Christ upon the throne of David in Jerusalem shall become the head of nations; and “the Gentiles shall come to their light and kings to the brightness of their rising” because “the gifts of God are without repentance” (Genesis 12:1-5; Romans 11:25-29; Luke 1:30-35; Psalm 72; Isaiah 60:3).
About Church Ordinances
Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances in the Church, namely: Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Neither is necessary to salvation nor church membership. The Scriptural mode of baptism is immersion; to portray to the world the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection; immersion is observed but once, and is a sign of identification and a testimony of newness of life; the Lord’s Supper is to be observed often, for it is a memorial of the broken body and the shed blood of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Mark 14:17-25; I Corinthians 11:23-33; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 11:26; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:9-13).