The following is a summation of what we consider to be the foundational beliefs of those who are followers of Jesus.
While there are other very important teachings and doctrines we hold to, these are the primary ones.
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God exists and created us to know, honor, and worship Him.
Genesis 1–2 • Deuteronomy 6:4 • Mark 12:28–31
God loves us extravagantly and made things right by coming in the person of Jesus to live, die and rise again. We are made right with God when we entrust our lives to Jesus. Based on this commitment, we will eternally experience a relationship with God forever (heaven) or experience separation from God forever (hell).
John 1:1–14 • John 3:16 • Acts 4:12 •
1 Corinthians 15:1–9 • Revelation 20:11–15
The Holy Spirit actually indwells people who entrust their lives to Jesus.
John 14:15–18 • John 16:5–11 • John 16:13–14 • Acts 1:8 • Romans 8:11
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We have sinned and are separated from God. We have messed things up worse than we realize by making ourselves, not God, the center of our lives.
Romans 3:10–23 • Romans 6:23
God has revealed Himself to us in the authoritative texts of the Bible. While our opinions, experiences, and consciences can be useful, the Bible is the final authority.
2 Timothy 3:16–17 • 2 Peter 1:20–21
Jesus will actually return to the earth to reign over a new heaven and new earth.
John 14:1–3 • 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 • Titus 2:11–14 • Revelation 21:3–4
Jesus left us with the mission of reaching people in our closest circles of relationships (friends, neighbors, etc.) as well as people all over the world who have never heard of him.
Matthew 5:13–16 • Matthew 28:19–20 • Acts 1:8