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CHRISTIAN BELIEFS 1
 

GOD
God is the supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe who is eternal, all present, and all powerful. God is a single spirit family presently consisting of God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, and merciful being who is sharing His magnificent and eternal existence by reproducing Himself through mankind.
Psalm 19:1; Isaiah 44:6; Nehemiah 9:6, 16-17; John 1:12-13; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2

BIBLE
The entire Bible is the devinely inspired Word of God which contains His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is Godís method of revealing knowledge that man cannot discover for himself ; the foundation of knowledge and the guidebook of life. Godís written Word, is revealed in two parts, the Old and New Testaments. Together, they form the basis of Christianity as taught by the church and as practiced by the true Christian.
Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; John 17:17; Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 2:7-11; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20

JESUS CHRIST
Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God and the Son of man. He is the Messiah who was prophesized in the Old Testament and described in the New Testament as being fully human and fully divine. He has existed throughout eternity as the "Word" and is the second member of the God family. He divested Himself of His power and His majesty, to become a human being in order to live a perfect life, thereby re-qualifying for eternal life, but then died anyway as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected and ascended to heaven to become our Lord and High Priest. Jesus Christ will return to earth to establish the Kingdom of God where He will rule as King of kings with his saints as co-rulers forever.
Deuteronomy 18:15; Matthew 17:15-17; John 1:1-14, 3:16; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 4:14-15; Revelation 1:13-16

HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the spiritual extension of God, containing the essence, power and mind of God. God uses His Holy Spirit to beget Christians as His sons and daughters. The Holy Spirit spiritually strengthens Christians, converting their minds to be more like Godís mind. The Holy Spirit also serves as an earnest or guarantee of future eternal life.
Acts 1:8; 2:38; Romans 8:9, 14; I Corinthians 2:16; Ephesians 1:13-14

MANKIND
Humans have no inherent immortality as flesh and blood physical beings; however, they can receive eternal life as a free gift from our loving and merciful creator God. Although mankind was created by God as flesh and blood, He did so in His own image. He added a spiritual component to mankindís brain to create the human mind.
Genesis 1:26; Job 32:8; I Corinthians 2:11; I John 5:11-13

ANGELIC REALM
The angels were created by God as powerful spirit beings then used by God as His agents and messengers. These spirit beings also function as ministering spirits, helping mankind attain salvation and have done so since manís creation. Like mankind, angels also have free moral agency. Although angels were created to help God, some of them, led by Satan the devil, rebelled against God and His realm. Their rebellious acts caused them to be transformed into demons.
Psalm 91:11-12; Ephesians 6:12; Hebrews 1:7

 

 

 
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