Our unity is built upon several vital biblical teachings:
In one God, Creator of the universe, who exists in three divine persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three persons, one substance. (Matthew 3:16-17, 1 Peter 1:2, Ephesians 4:4-6)
Jesus Christ is God incarnate as man, and He was both fully God and fully human (Luke 24:39, John 1:1, John 1:18, Romans 9:5, Colossians 1:19, Colossians 2:9). He was born of a virgin, Mary, and conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18-20, Luke 1:34-35). He lived a perfect and sinless life in order to be a holy and worthy sacrifice (John 15:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 9:26, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 3:5). He was tempted as we are tempted, He suffered as we have suffered, yet He did not fall into sin (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26). He came to serve and not to be served (Philippians 2:5-11). Jesus was betrayed, and crucified on the cross where He died (Matthew 27:27-30, Mark 15:24, Luke 23:26-49, John 19:16-37). Jesus’ life was not taken from Him by any one, He gave it as a willing sacrifice for everyone (John 10:18). Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, conquering sin and death and showing His power over both (Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1-23, 1 Corinthians 15:20, Ephesians 1:19-20, 1 Peter 1:3). After He rose from the dead He was on earth for 40 days before He ascended into Heaven (Luke 24:50-51, Acts 1:9-11). Jesus will return one day to rule and reign forever, and take those who follow Him to live in the presence of God for eternity (Matthew 25:31-46, John 14:2-3).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit of God is the presence of God living inside each follower of Christ (Romans 8:9-11). The Holy Spirit teaches and bears witness about Jesus (John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:7-15), The Spirit empowers those who follow Jesus in different forms of ministry (Acts 1:8, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1 Peter 1:12)
The inspired Word of God – “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our
path.” (Psalm 119:105) It is God’s revelation about God’s self to humanity. (Numbers 23:19, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is the living Word of God, applicable to all time and is not only the measure and standard of truth, but truth itself (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12).
Humanity was created in the likeness of God and we are the dearly beloved of God. (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:1-2). We have rebelled against God through sin and separated ourselves from the glory of God (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12) and therefore we are in need of saving grace of God made possible through Jesus Christ.
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16)
Salvation is a gift from God that can never be earned through good works or self-improvement, salvation is only given by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, the redemption of our sin (John 1:12, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Ephesians 1:7). Salvation is based on the work of Jesus on the cross where He sacrificially died bearing the sin and punishment of all humanity, paying the price required of sin for all those who believe in Him (Romans 3:23-25, Romans 5:6-9, Romans 6:23).
The church is the community of all true followers of Jesus Christ. The church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the head (Ephesians 5:23) set on the mission given by Jesus to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 1:22-23). The body of Christ on earth, which exists to save the lost and edify the beleivers. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
Humanity was created for eternal existence with God. Jesus will return one day for those who have opened their lives to him. (Matthew 24:44, John 14:3, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Hebrews 9:28, Revelation 22:20)