Essential Doctrines of Christianity

 

There is only one God. He has always existed and will always exist.

“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

God is one essence, but three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

We are sinful and cannot please God by our own good works alone.

 “There is none righteous, not even one” Romans 3:10

Jesus became a human being through a supernatural conception in Mary’s womb.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” Matthew 1:23

Jesus is perfect.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus Christ is, in essence, God. He is divine.

“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form” Colossians 2:9

Jesus Christ was fully human, as well as fully divine.

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us” John 1:14

God – and God alone – is able to rescue us.

“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy” Titus 3:5

Faith, not works, connects us to God.

“But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness” Romans 4:5

Only Christ’s sinless life, sacrificial death and bodily resurrection can bring us to God.

“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness” 1 Peter 2:24

Jesus rose bodily from the grave.

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9

Jesus ascended, body and soul, to God.

“While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven” Luke 24:51

Christ represents our best interests before God.

“And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” 1 John 2:1

Jesus is coming again soon, and we should all be ready.

“They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory” Matthew 24:30

 

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