The Scriptures Inspired The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are given by inspiration of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct;
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21
The One True God The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22
The Trinity God exists as a unity of three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of the persons is distinct from the other, yet identical in essence.
Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 14:16-17
The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: His virgin birth,
Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, Luke 1:35
His sinless life
Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22
Acts 2:22, Acts 10:38
His substitutionary work on the cross
1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21
His bodily resurrection from the dead
Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 15:4
His exaltation to the right hand of God
Acts 1:9, Acts 1:11, Acts 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3
The Fall of Man Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:26,27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19
The Salvation of Man Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Conditions to Salvation Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7
The Evidence of Salvation The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. Romans 8:16.
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12
The Ordinances of the Church Baptism in Water The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4
Holy Communion A memorial of what Jesus did on the cross to be practiced until he returns.
1 Cor 11:26
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit Which gives endowment of power for life and service
Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, 1 Cor 12:1-3
Sanctification Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God and thus living righteously
Roman 12:1-2, Heb 13:12, 12:14
The Church and its Mission First to worship God
Second, to fulfil the Lord’s command to go and make disciples
The Blessed Hope When Christ returns those who have fallen asleep in him will be raised from the dead to be with him. Those who are alive will meet with him. The Millennial Reign of Christ After the Blessed hope there will be visible return of Christ with his saints to reign on earth for a thousands year.
Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6
This millennial reign will bring the salvation of remnant of the nation Israel,
Ezekiel 37:21,22, Zephaniah 3:19,20, Romans 11:26,27 and the establishment of universal peace. Isaiah 11:6-9, Psalms 72:3-8, Micah 4:3,4
The Final Judgment There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8
The New Heavens and the New Earth “We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth where dwells righteousness.”
2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22