What is the Bible?
The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the Bible. Every word of the scripture is chosen by God Himself. The Bible is God's love letter to all of humanity and is the final authority in every issue it communicates. It is complete truth, and we can trust it for all matters in this life and eternity.
Who is God?
Many people have differing ideas about the nature of God. Most of those ideas have one thing in common- they are the product of human intellect! When it comes to our Creator, it matters very little who we think God is. The Bible is the only trustworthy source for understanding Him. Scripture teaches that God created everything we can see- and even everything that we can't see--out of nothing. Although it might difficult for the human mind to comprehend, the bible teaches that He is one yet has existed since the beginning of time as three distinct and equal persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
Who Is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is God's Son and an equal of the Father. He has existed from the beginning of time, yet lived on earth during the first century A.D. Throughout His earthly life, he was completely God and completely human at the same time. After living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice for every human being who has ever lived, by dying on a Roman cross. After three days in the grave, He defeated sin and death by rising from the grave. He then ascended to heaven and will return to earth one day to reign as KING!
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is a full and equal part of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives inside every follower of Jesus from the moment they decide to follow Him. The Spirit is our power, source for life, ministry, and spiritual growth. To tap into that power, we must continually yield to the Holy Spirit.
Who is man?
Man is the pinnacle of God's creation and the only being on the earth whom God made in His own spiritual image, with the moral ability to choose right from wrong. Every person, although endowed with the image of God, inherited a disobedient heart from Adam, the very first man. This attitude of disobedience (called sin in the Bible)- unless rectified through Christ- forever keeps man from forming a relationship with His Creator. This attitude also keeps us from being the kind of person God created us to be.
What is Salvation?
Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our Creator. No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way back into God's presence. Our only hope is to trust in Jesus as God's provision for our disobedience. Whenever you make that decision, you step into the eternal and abundant life Jesus promises for all believers.
If I accept Jesus Christ is my salvation forever?
Definitely! Your salvation is through the most trustworthy being in the universe- Jesus Christ! You didn't do anything to earn your salvation. Your salvation is maintained by God's trustworthiness and love, not by what you do
How do we grow as believers?
God has set us apart (sanctified us) for the purpose of growing us to become more like His Son. Through our faith in the Bible and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, God changes our heart in order to change our character and actions. God's promise is that when we reach Heaven, He will complete the process of making every believer like Jesus.
Why is evil present in the world?
While God will one day do away with all evil, He currently allows evil in the world- which provides mankind a choice. Satan is the source of all evil and will suffer an eternity of separation from God for his choices. (Hell was prepared for the devil and his demons).Evil is present in the world because of mankind's choice in the Garden of Eden. Because of Jesus , we have the opportunity to choose the goodness of God's grace over evil. While God could eliminate evil immediately, He endures the grief of waiting to do so in order to give more people the opportunity to come to faith in Him. God is able to cause all things, even the evil in this world, to work together for good of those who love Him.
How will I spend eternity?
God made you to exist forever. Heaven is a perfect place, and since none of us are perfect, we are all headed for an eternity of separation from God. That's why God sent Jesus: to pay the price for our sins so that we can spend eternity with Him. What you decide about Jesus Christ in this life will determine where you will spend eternity. If you reject Him, you'll spend it eternally separated from God in Hell. If you accept Him, you'll spend an eternity connected with Him in Heaven. Hell is a place of separation, suffering, and darkness. Heaven is a place of eternal joy in God's presence.
What is the church?
The Bible tells us that the church is the body of Christ in the world today. The new Testament tells us the church is a local body of baptized believers. The head of the church is Jesus Christ. The Biblical purposes of the church are worship, evangelism, fellowship, discipleship and ministry to others. To bring people to Jesus and memberships in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and their life's mission in the world, in order to magnify God's name.
What is the second coming of Jesus?
God, in His own time, and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.