He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14
He is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit regenerates with divine life and personally indwells the believer upon faith in Christ for salvation. He is present in the world to make humans aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christ followers with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and enabling and empowering the ministry of the believer.
II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18
It is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth.
II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 30:5
We are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. By man disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence.
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through repentance, forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.
John 3:16, I John 2:25 & 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
There is no universal salvation, we cross the bridge into God’s family when we accept Christ’s free gift of salvation by faith.
John 1:12, Romans 10:13, Mark 16:16, Romans 10:9-10, Matthew 7:7-8, John 6:40
It is a gift from God to man. We can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by believing in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment Jesus receives us into His life by faith. By grace through faith, only.
Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6 & 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1