On the basis of the inspired, error-free
Word of God, the Bible,
we believe and teach . . .
. . . that God has made us and all other life on earth
. . . that as our God and Creator, He has the right to determine how we should be and live
. . . that we have failed to live up to God’s standards
. . . that He has every right to punish us now and forever for our sins and failures
. . . that God doesn’t get a thrill out of punishing
. . . that He loves to give people the opposite of what they deserve
. . . that He sent His Son Jesus here to live a holy life and die through no fault of His own
. . . that when Jesus died on the cross He was paying the full price for the sins of every person who will ever live on earth
. . . that God gives us a full pardon for our sin. This is what we depend on.
. . . that Jesus’ efforts give us a new status with God – saints, part of His family
. . . that the Holy Spirit gives us new strength and a new motive to devote ourselves to Him
. . . that when this life is over, God promises us Paradise forever, for Jesus’ sake