What is The Bible?
The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the
Bible. Every word of scripture is chosen by God himself. The
Bible is Godís love letter to all of humanity and is the final
authority in every issue it communicates. It is complete truth,
and we can trust it for all matters in this life and eternity.
Who is God?
Many people have differing ideas about the nature of God. Most
of those ideas have one thing in common Ė they are the product
of human intellect! When it comes to our Creator, it matters
very little who we think God is. The Bible is the only
trustworthy source for understanding Him. Scripture teaches that
God created everything we can see -- and even everything we
canít see -- out of nothing. Although it might be difficult for
the human mind to comprehend, the Bible teaches that He is one
yet has existed since the beginning of time as three distinct
and equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is Godís Son and an equal of the Father. He has
existed from the beginning of time, yet lived on earth during
the first century A.D. Throughout His earthly life, he was
completely God and completely human at the same time. After
living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as the
perfect sacrifice for every human being who has ever lived by
dying on a Roman cross. After three days in the grave, he
defeated sin and death by rising from the grave. He then
ascended to Heaven and will return to earth one day to reign as
King. 16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16)
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is a full and equal part of the Trinity. He
works in the world to make all people understand their need for
Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives inside every follower of
Jesus from the moment they decide to follow Him. The Spirit is
our power source for life, ministry and spiritual growth. To tap
into that power, we must continually yield to the Holy Spirit.
Who is Man?
Man is the pinnacle of Godís creation and the only being on the
earth whom God made in His own spiritual image, with the moral
ability to choose right from wrong. Every person, although
endowed with the image of God, inherited a disobedient heart
from Adam, the very first man. This attitude of disobedience
(called sin in the Bible) Ė unless rectified through Christ Ė
forever keeps man from forming a relationship with his Creator.
This attitude also keeps us from being the kind of person God
created us to be.
Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our
Creator. No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way
back into Godís presence. Our only hope is to trust Jesus as
Godís provision for our disobedience. Whenever you make that
decision, you step into the eternal and abundant life Jesus
promises for all believers.
If I Accept
Jesus Christ Is My Salvation Forever?
Definitely! Your salvation is through the most trustworthy being
in the universe Ė Jesus Christ! You didnít do anything to earn
your salvation, and you canít do anything to lose it. Your
salvation is maintained by Godís trustworthiness and love not by
what you do. (John 3:16; John 10:27-29; Rom. 8:35-39; John
6:37,39; Eph. 1:13-14; John 5:24)
How do we grow
God has set us apart (sanctified us) for the purpose of growing
us to become more like His Son. Through our faith in the Bible
and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, God changes our
heart in order to change our character and actions. Godís
promise is that when we reach heaven, He will complete the
process of making every believer like Jesus.
Why is evil
present in the world?
While God will one day do away with all evil, He currently
allows evil in the world - which provides mankind a choice.
Satan is the source of all evil and will suffer an eternity of
separation from God for his choices. (Hell was originally
prepared for the devil and his demons.) Evil is present in the
world because of mankindís choice in the Garden of Eden. Because
of Jesus, we have the opportunity to choose the goodness of
Godís grace over evil. While God could eliminate evil
immediately, He endures the grief of waiting to do so in order
to give more people the opportunity to come to faith in Him. God
is able to cause all things, even the evil in this world, to
work together for the good of those who love Him.
(Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Psalm
100:5; John 3:19; Psalm 81:12; Revelation 12:7-9; Revelation
20:10; 1 Corinthians 15:56; Colossians 2:15; 1 John 2:2; 1
Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 8:28-29)
How Will I Spend Eternity?
God made you to exist forever. Heaven is a perfect place, and
since none of us is perfect we were all headed for an eternity
of separation from God. Thatís why God sent Jesus: to pay the
price for our sins so that we can spend eternity with Him. What
you decide about Jesus Christ in this life will determine where
you will spend eternity. If you reject Him, youíll spend it
eternally separated from God in Hell. If you accept Him, youíll
spend it eternally connected with Him in Heaven. Hell is a place
of separation, suffering and darkness. Heaven is a place of
eternal joy in Godís presence.
What is the
The Bible tells us that the church is the body of Christ in the
world today. The New Testament tells us the church is a local
body of baptized believers. The head of the church is Jesus
Christ. The biblical purposes of the church are worship,
evangelism, fellowship, discipleship and ministry to others.
To bring people
to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to
Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the
church and their life mission in the world, in order to magnify
What is the
second coming of Jesus?
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to
its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will
return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead
will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.