The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
There is one God who manifests Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is an ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Jesus Christ is the Son of God in whom the fullness of God resides bodily. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to heaven and will return to earth again power and glory (Colossians 2:9; John 1:1; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11).
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
Everyone needs to have a personal salvation experience or to be ‘born again.’ This new birth comes by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Without faith in Jesus it is impossible to please God. Salvation is a free gift from God, which we can’t earn or deserve but is given to us as we respond to God in faith. God is the one who makes it possible to be saved; however, we must respond to His appeal (John 3:5; Acts 2:38)
True faith is exhibited by repentance, which means to turn from sin to God. Repentance is necessary to be born again. Repentance leads us to acknowledge our sin to God and have a desire to life a holy, sanctified life (Luke 13:3; 2 Corinthians 7:10).
Water baptism was commanded by Jesus and is a necessary response to Him that we make in faith. Baptism is a pledge that we make to God for a clean conscience. We identify with the person and work of Jesus and our sinful record is cleansed. Water baptism is to be conducted by immersion in the name of Jesus (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 2:38).
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a promise given by God to all believers who ask and seek for it. This experience is evidenced by the supernatural and results in spiritual gifts and empowerment for the believer (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Luke 11:13; Luke 24:49).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).