The Christian faith is unique.
It is composed of the beliefs concerning the Bible, God, Christ’s person and work, salvation, and the church.
- Our faith is recorded in the Bible, the divinely inspired word of God (2 Peter 1:21). Word by word is the breath of God (2 Timothy 3:16). It is the complete revelation (Revelation 22:18-19).
- Through the Bible, we see God who is uniquely one, but triune – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – coexisting and co-inhering equally from eternity to eternity (1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
- The Son of God, Jesus Christ, is the very God in eternity who became a man in time (John 1:1, 14). He became incarnated through the virgin Mary to be a genuine man. He is both God and man, possessing both divinity with humanity. Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless, human life expressing God the Father (Hebrews 4:15; John 14:9).
- He is our Savior (Luke 2:11) who died on the cross as the Lamb of God (John 1:29), shedding His blood to accomplish our redemption (1 Peter 1:18-19). Then He rose from the dead for our regeneration (1 Peter 1:3). In resurrection, He became the life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45) to dispense Himself as life to us. Today, He is our life (Colossians 3:4) and the One who lives in us (Galatians 2:20). Now, in ascension, He is the Lord of all (Acts 2:36), the Head over all things (Ephesians 1:22), and the Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18).
- Jesus Christ will come a second time. We eagerly await His return as the Bridegroom to the church (Revelation 19:7), as a Judge to the world (Acts 10:42), and as the King of kings over all the nations to establish His eternal kingdom (Revelation 11:15; 19:16).
- Our salvation is by God through faith (Ephesians 2:4-9). A sinner must repent to God (Acts 2:38) and believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16) for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43), for redemption (Romans 3:24), for justification (Acts 13:39), and for regeneration in order to have eternal life (John 3:6, 36), become child of God (John 1:12), and a member of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27).
- All the genuine believers in Jesus Christ compose the church, the Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). The church, as the Body of Christ, is universally one (Ephesians 4:4) and should not be divided (1 Corinthians 12:12).