The Bible is the true word of God. It clearly teaches all we need to know for eternal life.
There is only one true God. In the Bible God reveals himself as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
At the beginning of time God created heaven and earth and all creatures. He did this in six days. Man and woman are God’s special creation.
The first people, Adam and Eve, lost the image of God when they gave in to the temptation of Satan and disobeyed God’s command. This brought on them God’s judgment. Since that time all people are conceived and born in sin. Therefore, we are unable to reconcile ourselves to God by our own efforts and deeds.
The message of the gospel is the good news that a loving God sent his son, Jesus, to take away the sins of all people. The gospel freely offers to all sinners the righteousness that is found in him. God offers and gives eternal life and salvation to all those who believe that Jesus is the Savior from their sins.
Jesus Christ paid for the sins of all people. He is the eternal Son of God who became man to redeem all people. Taking our place, he lived a perfect life keeping the law of God for us. He also died as our innocent substitute on the cross to pay a price sufficient for everyone’s sin. After rising from the dead, Jesus ascended into heaven.
God judged all sinners righteous in his sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith. A person is justified when he or she believes this message. It is a gift of God.