8 Essential Truths
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The Bible is the Word of God, inspired and without error, and the final authority for faith and life.
God is the One true and living God, existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), who has created all things out of nothing and continues to sustain, provide, and rule all things to accomplish His purposes.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who added full humanity to His perfect deity, was born of a virgin, obeyed God perfectly, died for the sins of humanity, rose again, and ascended to the Father.
The Holy Spirit is equally God and came from the Father and Son to complete and perfect in us all the works Jesus began, convicting of sin, forming Christ-like character, and gifting us for ministry.
People are created in God's image, though that image is now marred because of Adam's sin which makes all people sinners by nature, alienated from God, and without an ability to reconcile themselves to God apart from the work of Christ.
Salvation is the gift of God provided by His grace and received by those who have faith in Jesus and His finished work on the Cross which satisfied God's wrath against their sins and provided eternal righteousness and life.
The Church, universally and locally, is a new people of God in which Christ has ultimate authority, is called together as Christ's followers to share the truth and love of Jesus with the world, and has been granted two practices (Baptism & Lord's Supper) to celebrate God's work.
Jesus Christ will return physically to establish His Kingdom, after which God will resurrect the dead for the final judgment of every person. Believers will enter into eternal joy in God's presence, and nonbelievers will enter into endless suffering in hell apart from Him.