The Bible

The Bible is the very Word of God1 and therefore the only truth and authority in all religious matters. In this age of doubt, confusion and skepticism, Holy Scripture alone offers spiritual security and the certainty of salvation in Christ.

Bible references

Creation/Fall into Sin

God created the universe in six regular 24-hour days. God tells us this in the Bible.2 God’s creation was completely perfect at its beginning, but since that time has been corrupted by sin. The sin of Adam and Eve corrupted themselves and all of their offspring including us. However, God is a loving God, and for this reason He promised to send a Savior for all people. That Savior was and is Jesus the Christ.

Creation Bible references


Trinity means three in one. One God who has revealed Himself in three persons. ‘Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!’? (Deuteronomy 6:4). The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. Not three Gods but One God. Coequal! Coeternal! Go!  Baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19) God is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. One God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity.

Trinity Bible references


Sin is doing contrary to the Will of God3“Jesus said ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ “(Matthew 22:37-40)  Anything, whether it is thoughts, words or actions, that is contrary to this perfect love of God and this perfect love for your neighbor, is sin. By this standard all people sin and fall short of the glory of God.4 No amount of good works will wash away these sins5 or their consequences, eternal separation from our God6.

Sin Bible references


Salvation means being saved. From before man’s fall into sin God established the means whereby God would save man. From the cross Jesus declared His saving work complete7. Jesus announces to the world, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.’? (John 11:25)  Sin and death have been swallowed up in victory by our Savior. There is nothing left for you to do, Jesus has done it all. God continues to hold out His saving, rescuing hand through the true teaching of God’s Word8 through His Church and its called workers9. Jesus died that we might be made alive, cleansed of all our sins.

Salvation Bible references


Grace is God’s underserved love. The Bible teaches us that we are to be perfect (without sin) as our Father in heaven is perfect. The Bible also teaches us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Contradiction? Quiet the contrary, they are in complete harmony! From eternity, God in love, desired, designed, and carried out the plan of Grace (God’s undeserved love10) whereby He would save man. ‘When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem (purchase from sin) those who were under the law.’? (Galatians 4:4) ‘For by grace (God’s underserved love) you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.’? (Ephesians 2: 8-9)

Grace Bible references

The Church

We rejoice over all people of every age and nation who are children of God by faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior11 and therefore belong to the Holy Christian Church.12 Yet, in our earthly religious associations, God asks us to unite (worship, pray, and commune) with those who follow His Word13 and out of love for God and concern for souls to stay away from harmful error (e.g. false teachings, those causing divisions, etc.).

Church Bible references


Baptism forgives sins7, clothes with faith in Christ8, saves9, makes us heirs of eternal life.10 In baptizing ‘all nations”11, we include children because they are born sinful and need the ‘washing of rebirth.’?12

Baptism Bible references

Lord's Supper

Holy Communion was established by our Savior for the forgiveness-assurance and faith-strengthening of His disciples and all believers.13 In the Lord’s Supper, the true body and blood of Christ are received14 in faith by those who are spiritually prepared15 and agreed in what they believe.16

Lord's Supper Bible references

God's Gift of Life

An individual’s life begins at conception17. We know this because God reveals this to us in the Bible18. All who live, live because God has given them life. We do not have the right to end the life of another. God tells us specifically not to murder19. Therefore, no one has the right to end the life of a child regardless of the circumstances. In addition to the murder of an unborn child, abortion may likely cause irreparable psychological damage to the mother. The God of the Bible does not desert those in need. Those who trust in God will find that their creator will not leave them to despair, but will turn even their worst situation to benefit them and strengthen their faith20.

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Marriage is God’s institution.  In the perfection of the Garden of Eden, God made woman for man as the perfect side-by-side helper for life’s journey.  Marriage is God’s gift to man and woman for the blessings of companionship, sexual happiness, procreation, and raising children.  While the fall into sin corrupted this estate, God still intends marriage to be a life-long blessing for one man and one woman.  Any and all forms of sex outside of these bonds of marriage are a sin against God’s 6th Commandment – sins that only the blood of God’s own Son could cleanse us from and whose Holy Spirit could give us pure desires.

Marriage Bible references

The End Times

Many have been deceived by those who hold unscriptural beliefs about the end of the world. Bible verses are often used improperly in support of these false ideas. What God has revealed to us about the end times is found in the Bible. Jesus will physically return once on the last day of the earth’s existence. He will raise all people, the living and those who have died. The believers will be raised to eternal life with God (Heaven), and the unbelievers to eternal separation from God (Hell). Because God desires all men to live eternally, he moves Christians across the world to share the message of the Savior of Mankind, Jesus Christ.

End Times Bible references
If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
Jesus Christ in John 8:31-32

How We Are Saved

 Our Need For A Savior From Sin 

What is Sin?

– Sin is every thought, word, or deed which does not conform to the will of God, that is, anything that is done out of less than perfect love.

Galatians 3:10 – “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
Matthew 15:19 – “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”

Who Has Sinned?

– Everyone is born a sinner.

Genesis 8:21 – “The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.”
Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

What Is The Punishment For Sin?

– Death, temporal and eternal, is the punishment for sin.

Romans 6:23 – “The wages of sin is death.”
Ezekiel 18:4 – “The soul who sins shall die.”
Matthew 25:41,46 – “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, `Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. And these will go away into everlasting punishment.”

Can Anyone Save Himself From This Punishment?

– No, we cannot save ourselves.

Romans 8:7f – “The fleshly mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”

 Our Savior from Sin, Jesus Christ 

Who Is Jesus Christ?

– Jesus Christ is Son of God, both true God and true Man.

Matthew 3:17 – “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, `This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’”
First John 5:20b – “We are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
Luke 1:30f – “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest.”

What Has He Done For Sinners?

– Through His death and resurrection Christ redeemed every human being, whether now dead, living, or yet to live. In Him we have forgiveness of sins and peace between God and sinners.

John 1:29 – “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
Ephesians 5:2 – “Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
First John 1:7 – “The blood of Jesus Christ, [God’s] Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
Romans 4:25 – “[Christ] was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised again because of our justification.”