One True God
God is living and the Creator of all things. He is the one true God made up of three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Together all are one being, known as the trinity. We are not meant to fully understand the Trinity. God’s mind is greater than our minds. He is infinite and has always existed. He desires to have a personal relationship with his people and is shown in the trinitarian relationship that consists in God.
(Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:1-2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Bible is the living word of God. It has around 40 authors that were inspired by God and it does not contradict itself. It is true and the guide in the way we are to live our life. The Word always points us to Jesus.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 119:105; Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 5:26; Proverbs 4:20-22)
The bible tells us that when God finished creating the world by creating humans he saw this as very good. God loves us and he desires to have a relationship with us. We have potential to do good, but often fall in disobedience towards God which we call sin. Sin separates man from God. Mans heart is sick because of guilt and rebellion and without God all his ways lead to destruction.
(Genesis 1:27-31; Psalm 8:3-9; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; John 3:16)
Man is not perfect and will never be on earth. We cannot correct our sin ourselves. We need a savior and that savior is Jesus Christ who died for our sins. Through believing/receiving the truth in Jesus we are forgiven of our sin, set free, and we are given eternal life. Salvation is Gods free gift to us as believers by his mercy & grace. Salvation is only through Jesus, by faith. Through Jesus, we are able to live a life of love and we get to bring others to know Christ in order that they will be set free as well. Believers have a mission on earth to share the gospel, to proclaim the truth, which brings them to faith in Jesus through the conviction of Holy Spirit. Once received, the believer is given a deposit, the Holy Spirit who seals them for the day of redemption, giving them a hope and a secured future of full redemption when Jesus comes back to receive them into his finished kingdom.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 7:25; Galatians 5:1; Ephesians 4:30)
Water baptism is the public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It is the proclamation of already receiving Jesus as truth; it is an act that demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. It is proclaiming you have died with Christ in the death he died for all, choosing to die to yourself, and now living in the new life of Christ as He lives through you. He was baptized into our death so that we could be baptized into his life.
(Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 2:41; Galatians 2:20)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God. Throughout scripture the old testament prophesied of a time where all flesh would receive the Holy Spirit, the one who guides us into all truth and leads us to walk in obedience to it. Jesus came as the son of God, fully God and fully man and through His death an resurrection now allows us to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
It is only by the Spirit of Jesus that we can live as a follower of Jesus. Holy Spirit was given to us as the gift in which the blood and body of Christ was surrendered up for us, so that we would know that our Father in Heaven loves us and we are his children. It is by our communion with Jesus through the Spirit that we are able to walk as the light of the world and love those around us with the love of God and not of man.
(John 20:22; Psalm 33:6; Job 33:4; John 16:13-15; Acts 1:8; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 9; Joel 2:28; Ezekiel 36:27; Acts 2:15; Psalm 138:7-8; Romans 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Acts 1:8; John 14:26)