The Holy Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, authoritative, inerrant, and
God-breathed (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20,21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,
One Triune God exists in three Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit- eternal
in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having the same
attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).
Man was created in the image and likeness of God but in Adam’s sin the race
fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God, and is totally unable
to retrieve his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians
The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to
be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary,
in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man; that He accomplished
our redemption through His spiritual death on the Cross as a substitutionary
sacrifice; that our redemption is made sure to us by His literal physical resurrection
from the dead (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24, 25; 4:25; I Peter 1:3-5);
that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven, exalted at the right hand of God,
where, as the High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative,
Intercessor, and Advocate (Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1, 2).
The Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, indwells all believers
in the present age, baptizes them into the Body of Christ, seals them unto the
day of redemption, and that it is the duty of every believer to be filled with
the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 5:18).
Salvation in every dispensation is the gift of God brought to man by grace
and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose efficacious death
on the Cross provided man’s reconciliation to God (Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; John
All believers are kept secure forever (Romans 8:1, 38, 39; John 10:27-30; I
The Church, which is now the Body and shall be the Bride of Christ, is a spiritual
organism made up of all born-again persons of this age irrespective of their
affiliation with Christian organizations (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians
The person of Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Job 1:6,
7; Matthew 4:2-11; Isaiah 14:12-17).
The next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the coming of the
Lord Jesus in the air to receive to Himself the dead in Christ and believers
who are alive at His coming, otherwise known as the Rapture and Translation
of the Church (I Corinthians 15:51-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14).
The Rapture of the Church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israel’s seventieth
week, the latter half of which is the time of Jacob’s trouble, the great Tribulation
(Daniel 9:27; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 6-19).
The great Tribulation will be climaxed by the premillennial return of the Lord
Jesus Christ to earth to set up His kingdom (Zechariah 14:4-11; Matthew 24:15-25;
II Thessalonians 1:7-19; Revelation 20:6).
The soul and human spirit of those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ
for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there remain
in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul,
human spirit, and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in the
glory; but the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until
the final judgment of the Great White Throne at the close of the Millennium,
when soul and body reunited shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated,
but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord
and from the glory of His power (Luke 15:19-26; 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians
1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6, 7; Revelation 20:11-15).
To “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ,” to
the end that his life is consistent with the Lord’s plan, thus bringing both
blessing to the believer and honor to the Lord (II Peter 3:18).
The Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to be observed until His
return (Matthew 28:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
God, who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is sovereign and exercises
supreme and absolute rule over all creation as a part of and consistent with
the essence and attributes of Deity (I Chronicles 29:11, 12; Daniel 4:35; Psalms
24:1; Ephesians 1:11; I Timothy 6:15).
Spirituality is an absolute condition in the life of a believer in this dispensation wherein he is filled or controlled by the Holy Spirit, walking in love and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Spirituality is distinct from maturity, a believer becomes carnal through any act of mental, verbal, or overt sin, and spirituality (fellowship with Christ) is restored solely by personal confession of that sin to God the Father (John 15:7,8; II Corinthians 5:6; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 6:11-13; I John 1:5, 9; 2:2; I Corinthians 11:30, 31).
God the Holy Spirit in grace and apart from human merit sovereignly
bestows spiritual gifts to believers in this dispensation.
Some of the permanent spiritual gifts which exist today are
pastor-teacher, evangelist, missionary and administrator.
The temporary spiritual gifts ceased with the completion of
the canon of Scripture, and these were apostleship, prophecy,
speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, healing, and working
of miracles (I Corinthians 12, 13; Ephesians 4:7-12; Romans