The Bible Teaches

 

  that God is a personal God — Reference: Hebrews 1:1-3

•  that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God and our personal Saviour — References: John 1:1-3, 14; Hebrews 7:25

•  that the Holy Spirit is the divine Comforter and the third person of the Godhead — Reference: John 15:26

•  that acceptance of the Gospel provides regeneration and a new birth — References: John 3:1-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17

•  that the Bible is the inspired Word of God — Reference: 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

•  that the second coming of Christ is very near. That it will be literal, personal and visible to all — References: John 14:1-3; Acts1:11; Matthew 24:30

•  that man by nature is mortal — References: Job 4:17; 1 Timothy 6:15, 16

•  that immortality and eternal life are the gift of God and are received only through Christ at the time of His second coming — Reference: Romans 6:23

•  that the dead are in an unconscious state — Reference: Ecclesiastes 9:5; John 11:11-14

•  that there will be a resurrection of the dead — Reference: 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17

•  that the wicked will not burn eternally, but will be burned up — Reference: Malachi 4:1-3

•  that righteousness comes by faith, not by works — References: Romans 4:3-5; Ephesians 2: 8, 9

•  that salvation comes as a gift of God and is not received through any merit of the sinner — Reference: Romans 6:23

•  that the law of Ten Commandments is the standard of righteousness by which all will be judged, and Christians are commanded to obey — References: James 2: 10-12; Exodus 20:3-17

•  that the original seventh-day Sabbath has never been changed by divine authority, and all Christians are under obligation to keep it holy — References: Genesis 2:2, 3; Luke 23:54-56

•  that we are to support the gospel through tithes and offerings — References: Leviticus 27:30, 32: Malachi 3:8-11; Matthew 23:23

•  that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of conversion — References: Mark 1:9, 10; Romans 6:3-5

•  that we are to participate in the ordinance of humility and Lord's supper — References: John 13:4-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

•  in the gifts of the Spirit, including the Spirit of prophecy — References: Ephesians 4:8, 11; Revelation 19:10

•  The following principles do not come from a sense of obligation or to earn a place in heaven, but rather as the result of experiencing a close walk with Christ, and are a natural consequence of accepting Him as a personal Saviour. . .

  the discarding of unhealthful practices, such as the use of intoxicants,
      tobacco, unclean meats, etc.
— References: Proverbs 23:29-32; 1 Corinthians
      3:16,17; Deuteronomy 14:3-20; Isaiah 66:15-17

  the followers of Jesus should manifest true Christian modesty in dress and deportment, and should shun questionable worldly amusements —
      References: 1 Timothy 2:9, 10; Matthew 24:37-44; James 1:27