1. About The Bible
The Bible (the Scriptures) is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors, under supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1: 20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6;Prov. 30:5.
2. About God
God is the Creator and the 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. Gen. 1:1 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14.
3. About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation and love. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all mankind is marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called "sin". This attitude separates people from God until the relationship is restored through a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. Gen. 1:27; Psa. 8: 3-6; Isa. 53:6a; Rom. 3:23; Isa. 59:1-2.
4. About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and has existed with the Father from the beginning. 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 people 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's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matt. 1:22-23; Isa. 9:6; John l: l-5, 14, 18; 14: 10-30; Heb. 4:14-15; 1 Cor: 15: 3-4; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6: 14-15; Titus 2:3.
5. About Salvation
Salvation is a free gift from God to humanity but must be accepted. We can never make up for our sin, by self improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life, and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. This experience is called the new birth and is necessary to all men. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Rom 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:3-5 John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5.
6. About Baptism in Water
Baptism in water by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they make a public statement to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. It is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12.
7. About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, l4: 16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:18.
8. About Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes power for life and service, the bestowment of spiritual gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4 The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use. 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28.
9. About Divine Healing
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of all believers. Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and the laying on of hands. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; Mark 16:18; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16
10. About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. People will either exist eternally, separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him, is heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16, 14:17; Rom. 6:23, 8:17-18; Rev. 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9.
11. About the Resurrection of Christians and the Return of Christ
There will be a resurrection of those who have died in Christ and a translation together with those believers who are alive and remaining at the Lord's return. The Lord will return in the sky for His church and this is called the Blessed Hope, the rapture of the church. Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16-17.
12. About the Great Commission
Christ has commissioned His church, including all believers, to preach the gospel to the whole world. The Great Commission is considered the supreme task of the church and includes making disciples, teaching them, and baptizing them. Believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit to more effectively fulfill the Great Commission. Matt 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15.