The Bible is...
- Breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16).
- Infallible, inerrant, and inspired in its entirety (Ps. 18:30, Ps. 19:7-9, Luke 16:17, John 10:35, 2 Pet. 1:19-21).
- The final authority in doctrine and fully sufficient for all matters of saving knowledge, faith, and obedience (Ps. 119:105, Mt. 24:35, Heb. 4:12).
- Triune: He is the one true God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4, Isa. 45:5-6, Mt. 28:19, Acts 5:3-4, Rev. 22:13).
- Creator: He created all things, in heaven and on earth, for his glory (Gen. 1:1, Heb. 11:3).
- Almighty: He works all things according to the counsel of His own unchanging and righteous will (Psa. 139:1-4, Ps. 147:5, Dan. 4:34-35, Mt. 10:29-31, Eph. 1:11).
- Redeemer: He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, forgiving sin through Christ alone (Exod. 34:6).
- Created in the image of God, to glorify God, and enjoy him forever (Gen. 1:27, Col. 3:17).
- Fallen—through Adam's sin, all humanity became separated from God, inherited a sinful nature, and cannot be reconciled to God by their own power (Ps. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-18, Rom. 5:12-21, Eph. 2:1-5).
- The eternal Son of God, one in essence and deity with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Mt. 16:16).
- The image of the invisible God, born of the virgin Mary, and the one who took on the full nature of man in every respect, yet without sin (Col. 1:15, Heb. 4:15).
- The one sent by the Father to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
- The substitutionary sacrifice who, through his death on the cross, secured the salvation of all who would repent and believe in him (1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Pet. 3:18, Rom. 3:25, Rom. 5:8-9).
- He who was bodily resurrected from the dead to declare with power that he is the Son of God (Romans 1:4).
- Now in heaven seated at the right hand of God (Rom. 8:34, Eph. 1:20, Col. 3:1, Heb. 1:3).
- The only name given under heaven by which sinners are saved (Acts 4:12).
- By grace alone, through faith alone, in the person and finished work of Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:4-7, Rom. 3:20, Rom. 3:28).
- A free gift of God that credits Christ's righteousness, grants forgiveness of sin, brings freedom from the bondage of sin, and promises future glorification for all who repent of their sin and confess Jesus Christ as Lord (John 3:3-8, 2 Cor. 5:21, Col. 1:13-14, Rom. 8:28-30).
The Gospel is...
- The power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes (Rom. 1:16).
- That Jesus came to save his people from their sins (Mt. 1:21).
- The message of who Jesus is and what he did (Acts 2:22-24).
- The good news about what Christ has done to reconcile sinners to God (2 Cor. 5:18-21).
The Church is...
- The communion of God's people drawn from every tribe, language, people, and nation (Rev. 7:9).
- Manifested in local church congregations (1 Tim. 3:1–13, Heb. 13:17, 1 Pet. 5:1-5).
- Led by biblically-qualified leadership (1 Tim. 3:1–13, 2 Tim. 4:1–5, Titus 1:5–9).
- Commissioned, by the authority of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the Gospel through preaching, evangelism, prayer, fellowship, service, communion (the Lord's Supper), and baptism (Acts 1:8, Eph. 1:15–23, Eph. 4:1–16).