10 Fundamentals of the Faith

  1. Deity (God) of Christ. Colossians 2:9, John 10:28-30. Jesus Christ was and is God. Any time there is a reference to Jesus, remember that He is God.
  2. God is a Trinity. (three in one). I John 5:7, John 1:1,14. It is very difficult to understand how God can be three and one at the same time. God is only one, but has three offices.
  3. The Bible is God’s Word. II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12. Every time the Bible is studied, the Christian should remember it is the Word of God and it should be reverenced.
  4. Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:18, Isaiah 7:14. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and did not have an earthly father. If Jesus had an earthly father, he would have had a sin nature and would not have qualified to be our savior. Jesus’ Father was and is God.
  5. Salvation is only through the death (shed blood) of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:14. It is essential that each person understand there is no salvation at any time except through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
  6. Indwelling of the Holy Spirit. John 14:17, John 15:26. The Holy Spirit of God dwells within each saved person, giving him eternal security and access to God.
  7. The Local Church. I Timothy 3:15, I Corinthians 12:14-27. The body of Christ is revealed through local New Testament churches. When studying the Bible, a church should be seen as Christ’s body, not just individual members.
  8. Second Coming. I Thessalonians 4:16-17. Just before Jesus left the Earth, He promised his apostles that he would return for them. John 14:1-4.
  9. Eternal Security of the saved person. Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 4:30. God has secured the saved person by writing down his name in Heaven and sealing him with the Holy Spirit of God.
  10. God created Heaven and Earth. Hebrews 11:3, Psalm 33:6-9. God spoke the world into existence by His power.