I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men filled with the Holy Spirit, without error and reveals God to man. There is but one living and true God, perfect in all His attributes. He is holy, eternal, all-knowing, all powerful, and everywhere present. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. Eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each deserving worship and obedience.
Jesus Christ the second person of the Trinity is fully God and fully man. He was virgin born and therefore sinless. He died a substitutionary death for mankind and paid the penalty for the sins of the world. Jesus was resurrected on the third day, conquering death so that we may have life.
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is a person. The Holy Spirit immediately indwells all believers at the moment of conversion, thus baptizing every believer into the body of Christ. He guides, directs, enlightens and empowers every believer.
Salvation begins with God. God’s grace provided a way to Him. All men are sinners and therefore need a Savior. Jesus Christ paid that price by sacrificing Himself at Calvary. Salvation is freely offered to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Christ’s return will be pre-tribulational and pre-millennial. Christ will return first for His bride the church. This will be followed by the great tribulation. Christ will then return to set up His kingdom here on earth. Following this will be the Great White Throne Judgment, and finally the New Heaven and the New Earth. Eternity with God.
|The Bible Exposition Commentary, 6 Volumes
By Warren Wiersbe / David C. Cook
|New Testament Theology
By Leon Morris / Zondervan
|Chafer’s Systematic Theology 4 Volumes
By Lewis Sperry Chafer / Kregel Publications