God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and th eHoly Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22 Psalm 90:2 Matthew 28:19 I Peter 1:2
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13 Hebrews 4:12 Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6 Psalms 19:7-11
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.
Genesis 1:27 Psalm 8:3-6 Isaiah 53:6a Romans 3:23
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life an offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
Matthew 1:22, 23 Isaiah 9:6 John 1:1-5, 14:10-30 Hebrews 4:14-15 I Corinthians 15:3-4 Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Acts 1:8 2 Corinthians 3:17 John 16:7-13, 14:16-17 Galatians 5:25 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16 Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8-9 John 14:6, 1:2 Titus 3:5 Galatians 3:26 Romans 5:1, 10:9-10
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 14:17 Romans 6:23, 8:17-18 Revelation 20:15 I Corinthians 2:7-9
More detailed information about core beliefs and doctrines can be found in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 click here.
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