The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21; I Thess 2:13.)
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:4; Phil 2:6; John 1:1-2, 14, 18.)
The Fall and Redemption of Man.
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” And “….there is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:3; 3:10.) Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom 5:14; I John 3:8.)
New Birth and Eternal Life.
The new birth is necessary and produces eternal life. (2 Cor 7:10; I Jn 5:12; Jn 3:3-5.)
Baptism by immersion in water is a direct commandment of our Lord to believers. It is symbolic of a Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt 28:19; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12; Acts 8:36-39.)
Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
This gift from God was promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. The experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt 3:11; Jn 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 2:38,39; 19:1-7; 2:1-4.)
Healing for the physical body is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. (Mk 16:18; James 5:14,15; I Pet 2:24; Matt 8:17; Is 53:4,5.)
Resurrection of the Just and Return of Our Lord.
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” (Acts 1:11; I Thess 4:16,17.) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev 5:10; 20:6.)
Hell and Eternal Retribution.
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb 9:27; Rev 19:20.)