The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of himself. It is eternal truth without any error and a testimony to the kingdom of God in Christ. It is the supreme standard by which all else is judged. It is sufficient for our sanctification.
There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This triune God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He is the sovereign and holy creator of all things, and is worthy of our highest love, reverence, and obedience. All things were created by Him and for Him.
Man is the special creation of God, and both male and female are made in the image of God. Thus, every person is to be treated with dignity. The gift of gender is part of the goodness of God’s creation as well. Despite being made in God’s image, man has rebelled against God in sin and is now separated from him and under condemnation. Only the grace of God in Christ Jesus can restore man unto fellowship with God.
The triune God has acted in grace to save a people for Himself. God the Father, in His great love, sent His Son into the world to make atonement for sin. God the Son, Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin, lived in sinless obedience, was crucified as a substitute for sinners, rose from the dead, and ascended to the Father. When we turn from our sin and confess Jesus Christ as Savior, God the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, giving them new life. The good news of salvation is to be preached to all people. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Being united to Jesus through faith, believers are thus justified, adopted as God’s children, empowered for sanctification, and secured for glory.
In short, salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.
Salvation is available to every person who…
1) Acknowledges they are a sinner who has broken the laws of God and therefore repents of their sins. To repent means to turn from the sins you once indulged in to walk in the opposite direction. (Romans 3:23)
2) Believes in faith that Jesus died for his/her sins on the cross, and rose from the dead to give eternal life. (Romans 10:9)
3) Receives Jesus Christ as Savior and confesses Him as LORD. The moment you call upon His name and invite Him into your life as Savior, He makes you a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)