The following is a list of articles we believe the Bible firmly teaches:
- God is only one (Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29, Gal 3:30, Isa 44:24).
- The true one God is "the Father" (John 17:3, 1 Cor 8:6, Mal 2:10).
- He is both "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Pet 1:3), and the "one God and Father of us all" (Eph 4:6).
- Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (Matt 16:16, John 11:27, John 20:31).
- He is the long-awaited king of Israel who will rule God’s coming Kingdom (John 1:49, Dan 7:13-14).
- He was foreknown in the mind, plan, wisdom and word of God before time began (John 1:1-3, Acts 2:23, 1 Pet 1:20, Rev 13:8).
- He was begotten/born of a virgin (Matt 1:18, Matt 1:25, Gal 4:4) when God's spirit miraculously created him in her womb (Luke 1:35).
- He is the seed of Abraham (Gal 3:16), descended from the royal line of David (Matt 1:1), and from the tribe of Judah (Heb 7:14).
- He is a human being, the Second Adam, and like his brothers in every way (John 8:40, 1 Cor 15:45, Heb 2:17).
- He was fully obedient to God by living a sinless life, therefore he became an acceptable sacrifice, as of an unblemished lamb (1 Pet 1:19), in order to offer redemption to all of those who put their faith in him and his Father, God (John 3:16, John 17:3).
- God worked miracles through him (Acts 2:22, John 14:10, John 5:19, 30).
- He was crucified for our sins, and made the resurrection of the dead and adoption as God's children available to all (1 Cor 15:3, 21, 1 Pet 2:24, Is 53:5, Luke 20:36).
- Jesus was completely dead for three days after being crucified by the Romans, but God raised him from the dead (Acts 2:24, Acts 5:30, Rom 6:9).
- Because of his obedience through suffering, God exalted him and made him Lord of everything, second only to God (Acts 2:36, 1 Cor 15:27-28, Phil 2:8b-11).
- Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God, mediating on our behalf, until the time for the establishment of the Kingdom arrives (Heb 10:12-13, 1 Tim 2:5, Acts 3:21).
The Holy Spirit
- The holy spirit is “the spirit of your Father” (Matt 10:20); God’s personal power and influence at work in the world (1 John 4:2).
- The holy spirit is “the spirit of truth” (John 15:26) which enables us to know and preach the truth and to resist temptation (1 Cor 3:16, Acts 1:8, Heb 2:18).
- After Christ’s ascension, it is now also the personal influence of the glorified Lord Jesus, our one “advocate with the Father” (1 Jn 2:1), who baptizes us with God’s power (1 Cor 15:45, John 14:18, Matt 3:11).
- It is the holy seed which has been given to believers as a deposit of the glory to come in the Kingdom of God (Eph 1:13-14, 2 Cor 1:22).
- The Gospel, as preached by Jesus, is first and foremost about the coming Kingdom of God on the earth (Mark 1:15), a renewal of all things instituted by a literal government which will bring peace and the knowledge of God to the whole world (Matt 19:28, Is 2:2-3).
- The Gospel was first preached to Abraham, a promise of progeny, prosperity, and the inheritance of the earth (Gal 3:8, Rom 4:13). Through faith in Jesus Christ and the message about the Kingdom of God, anyone can join Abraham and inherit the promise (Gal 3:29, Matt 8:11, Eph 3:6).
- Fundamental to the message of the Gospel about the Kingdom is the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 8:12), God’s chosen king who will rule for a thousand years until all of God’s enemies are subjected (1 Cor 15:25).
- The ultimate destiny of the believer is resurrection into an earthly Kingdom at the time of Christ's return, "on the last day" (John 6:54, 1 Thes 4:16). The believer's rewards for obedience to Christ are everlasting life (John 11:25, Luke 14:14), bodily transformation like Christ (1 John 3:2, Phil 3:21), and co-rulership of the world-government with Jesus (Matt 19:28, Luke 19:17, Rom 8:17, Rev 5:10).
- At the end of the thousand years, death will be abolished and God himself will dwell with his people in an everlasting kingdom, a restoration of Eden as promised by God through the prophets (1 Cor 15:26-28, Job 19:25, Acts 3:21).
- Every human being is a living soul (Gen 2:7), rather than having an indwelling soul like Plato taught. That at death, the person/soul dies and is no more until the resurrection of the dead when God brings the believer back to life the same way he did with the Lord Jesus.
- Only God possesses immortality (1 Tim 6:16). Humans are born mortal creatures but God grants immortality to those he chooses and will do so at the resurrection of the dead on the last day when Christ returns (1 Thes 4:16).
- Only Jesus has been raised from the dead unto eternal life (Col 1:18, Rev 1:5). The rest of humanity that has died is awaiting the last day of this age and will be given a new and renewed life at the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Life in the age to come (Eternal Life) will be granted to those who trust in and obey God and his son Jesus (John 17:3, Deut 18:19, Heb 5:9).