THE BIBLE. The Bible is made up of both

THEBIBLE. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testaments.It is the inspired Word of God and in the original writings or autographs werewithout error. The Bible was written by God through people with the guidance ofthe Holy Spirit without infringing on any of the writers styles or characteristics.

(2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).  GOD. Is infinite, perfect and all-knowing Spirit.(John 4:24) He is one in essence existing in three Persons – Father, Son, andHoly Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).  JESUSCHRIST.

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 He preexistwith God and the Holy Spirit. (John 1:13) Born by virgin birth (John 1:14;Matthew 1:1823), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), died a substitutionary deathon the cross (2 Cor. 5:21), was bodily resurrected (Luke 24:36-43), ascensendedinto heaven (Heb. 4:14-16), and is coming again (Acts 1:11). He is also theconduit in which all creation was made in a literal six day period (John 1:3;Col 1:16; Gen 1:1-2:1).

HOLYSPIRIT.  Hispersonality (John 16:7-15), and deity (Acts 5:34), and His indwelling of everybeliever (1 Corinthians. 12:13; Rom. 8:9) and empowering believers in theirChristian life and service (Eph.

3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23). MAN. Created in the image of God (Gen.1:26-28).

His fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Gen. 3:124; Rom.5:12) and need of a spiritual new birth for his salvation (John 3:35). SALVATION.

 Eternal salvation is by God’s grace alonereceived as a free gift through faith alone in Jesus’ work on the cross, His resurrectionby God and is not based on our own works. (Eph. 2:89; Titus 3:57; 1 Peter1:18-19).

All who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are changed from childrenof wrath to children of God. (Eph 2:3; John 1:12). THECHURCH.

 The Churchis the body and the bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-32), composed ofbelievers of the present age (Church age) (1 Cor. 12:1213). The organization ofits members are for worship, edification of the saints, and evangelism.

(Eph.4:11-16, Matt 28:18-20). I believe that the dispensations are stewardships bywhich God administers His purpose on the earth through man under varyingresponsibilities. There should be no blurring or confusion of Israel and theChurch; God deals with each group separately and distinctly. (Gen. 12:1–3; John1:17; Acts 2; 1 Cor. 10:32; Gal.

3:19; Eph. 1:10; Revelation 20:1–7).  CHRISTIANLIFE.  A Christianwalk (personal relationship with God) consist of  righteousness, good works and separation fromthe evil ways of the world (Rom. 12:12), manifested by speaking the truth(James 5:12), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Eph.

5:22-6:4), settlingdifferences between Christians according to the Word of God (1 Cor. 6:18),showing  a Christ-like attitude towardseveryone (Rom. 12:17-21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal.

5:22-23) andmaintaining a life of prayer (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6). ORDINANCES.

 Christians should observe the ordinancesof our Lord Jesus Christ, which are: a.       Baptismof believers by total immersion (Matt. 28:19) b.      Threefoldcommunion service, consisting of:                               i.           Washing of the saints’ feet (John13:1-17)                              ii.           The Love Feast (1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34;Jude 12)                            iii.

           Communion of the bread and the cup (1Cor. 11:23-26) SATAN. Satan was created by God as a perfectcherub. He is described as being wise and completely righteous yet pride becamehis downfall (Ez.28:12-18), he is also the great adversary of God and Hispeople (Rev.

12:1-10). He will be judge and thrown into the lake of fire (John12:31; Rev. 20:10).  SECONDCOMING.

 The personal,visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earthbefore the tribulation (1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Thess. 5:9), and after thetribulation will physically descend with the Church to establish His millennialkingdom upon the earth (Rev.

19:11-20:6). FUTURELIFE.  Theconscious existence of the dead (Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31).

Resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29). The rewards and eternal life of thesaved (John 3:16; Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10) and the judgment and eternal punishmentof unbelievers (Rev. 20:11-15; Matt.

25:46; Revelation 20:15).  BIBICALMARRIAGE.  God’sexclusive model for marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman incovenant commitment. Marriage provides the framework for procreation and isGod’s foundation for the family.

All other marriage practices (same sex,polygamy) are sinful and outside of God’s revealed will. (Gen. 1:27,28,2:18-25,Lev.

18:22-24, Prov. 5:15-23, Matt. 5:27,28, Rom. 1:24-32, 1 Cor.

5:9-13, 6:9-11, Eph. 5:22-33)