â€¢ God exists; He has always existed and will always exist (regardless of what one believe otherwise about Him).
(Genesis 1:1-2; Titus 1:2; Matthew 24:35)
â€¢ God exists in a trinity; three distinct persons â€“ Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit — do different work, but are still one God.
(John 14:25-26; Matthew 28:19)
â€¢ God is holy, perfect and righteous.
(Leviticus 11:45; Psalm 18:30; Psalm 11:7)
â€¢ All people are born evil by nature because the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) disobeyed God (sinned) and all people descended from them.
(Genesis 3:1-7; Genesis 6:5; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 5:12)
â€¢ People cannot do enough good works to become holy before God.
(Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)
â€¢ Holy God must punish sin with death, the only just penalty.
(Romans 3:23; Hebrews 9:22)
â€¢ Holy God cannot have any relationship with evil people except to judge and bring wrath on them.
(1 Samuel 2:10; Ezekiel 20:8; Romans 1:18; Ephesians 2:3)
â€¢ But God the Father loved us too much to leave us dead in our sins; He sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to live a perfect life and die once for the sins of all people for all time.
(John 3:16, Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Isaiah 53:3; Hebrews 7:27; 1 Peter 3:18)
â€¢ Jesus was buried and rose physically from the dead and appeared to people, proving that death no has no hold on Him or on those who follow Him.
(1 Corinthians 15:3-5, 20, 51-55; Matthew 28:5-10)
â€¢ All people who believe and confess that Jesusâ€™ death paid the punishment for their sins can know for sure that theyâ€™ll enjoy eternal life in heaven with Jesus after they die. This is sometimes called being â€œsavedâ€ or â€œborn againâ€ and Jesus is then called our â€œSaviorâ€.
(Romans 10:9-11; 13; 1 John 2:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
â€¢ After people accept Jesus as Savior, God begins to change them to serve Him.
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:2)
â€¢ God rewards those who seek and follow Him, revealing Himself in the Bible.
(Hebrews 11:6; 1 Corinthians 2:9)
â€¢ The Bible is wholly inspired by God, without error and powerful for helping Christians live lives that please God.
(Psalm 119:138; 160; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)