The Bible—being both the Old and New Testaments—is the only infallible Word of God. It is the single source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof, and is the all-inclusive guidebook on how to practically live a godly life.
When Jesus died for us on the cross, He paid the penalty for all of man’s sins. Redemption is received through the personal acceptance of Christ as Savior and Lord.
We did nothing and could never do anything to deserve salvation. But when Jesus died on the cross, His goodness allowed us to be saved if we would have faith in Him and make Him Lord.
It is the combination of the new life God gives us at salvation and the truth He teaches us as we live it. The Holy Spirit guides us through various circumstances in life, always revealing to us truths about Him and ourselves in the process. Faithfulness is trusting Him through it all and learning to submit our personal desires to His perfect will.
The Church doesn’t just exist to get people into heaven but also to train and equip them so that they are complete in Christ and able to live for Him here on Earth.
These two practices were instituted by Jesus when He was on earth and are continued by His church to this day. Water baptism is the outward sign of the inner work God has already done in individual lives. The Lord’s Supper is done in honor and remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice until His return and is a sign of our participation in Him.
When He comes, all those who serve Him will reign with Him.
Marriage has only one meaning, which is the joining together of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant as defined in the Bible.
Accept those whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters...Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master they stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”