The Lord God is one – Father, Son & Holy Spirit. He fulfills His purposes in creation, revelation, redemption, judgment, and the coming of His Kingdom. He calls people to be united with Himself and with each other in love.
God made all people in His own image, which gives us dignity and worth. But since the fall of man, we are born disconnected from God and in our sin we have fallen short of His glory and our estate, and are under His wrath and penalty.
God the Father has shown his love for us by giving Jesus Christ, His Son, for us. Born of the virgin, Mary, having lived a sinless life, Jesus died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sin. He rose victorious over every evil including sin, sickness and death. He was taken up to be with God, His Father, and will return one day in glory and judgment.
The Holy Spirit leads people to God – to repent and turn to God, and makes the life and work of Christ real in the hearts of those who trust in Him. He illuminates the minds of Christians to understand Scripture, gives spiritual gifts freely, and produces evidence of His presence in their lives – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control – to be used in the service of God and others.
The Bible was written by people, inspired by God and has ever since been protected by God. It is hence trustworthy as our authority for faith and life.
The local and global networks of people who follow Christ in Christian groups and denominations comprise the Church, and the Church is His body on earth.
Christ commissioned His followers to spread the news of God’s plan to everyone, teaching them how to find and follow Him.
Christ commands us to love God with all our heart, mind and strength, and to love others through service, reconciliation, and the provision of liberty to all who are oppressed and broken-hearted, until Jesus comes again.