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There is one true God with three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (see Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17 and Matthew 28:19)

God reveals the truth about Himself, His will and our lives through His Word, the Holy Bible. The Bible is written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit; therefore, the Holy Bible is without any error, and absolutely true. (see 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21 and John 17:17)

God creates all things, visible and invisible. God's greatest creation are human beings. They were created in God's image: holy, perfect, with full trust in and knowledge of God. (see Genesis 1-2) 

Adam and Eve, the first humans, were tempted by the Devil and fell into sin. They became completely corrupted in their nature, not knowing and trusting God. This corrupt nature produces sinful thoughts, words and deeds. All of us inherit this corrupt nature, and deserve God's wrath and punishment: physical and eternal death. (See Genesis 3-4, Romans 3:9-20 and Romans 6:23)

God, in His mercy, sent His Son into our world in order to save us. (John 3:16) Jesus is both true God and true man, the Son of God who is fully human. He lived the perfect life that all humans must live, and died on the cross to pay the price for all of our sin. Three days later, He rose from the dead, defeating sin, death and the Devil forever. He ascended into heaven, where He fills all things and reigns over all. (see John 1:1-18, Galatians 4:4-5, Romans 3:21-28 and Romans 6:24)

The Holy Spirit works through the Word of God, the Holy Bible, to produce faith in Jesus Christ. We receive this faith when we hear the Good News of Jesus, and receive His blessings: forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. However, many reject the Good News and remain in sin and under God's wrath. (See 1 John 5:6-12, Romans 10:9-17, and Ephesians 2:1-10)

The same blessings of Jesus Christ are given through the Sacraments. Sacraments are commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ, and are the promises of the Good News of Jesus accompanied by a visible element. Sacraments are a means of God's grace to bring faith, forgiveness and eternal life. There are two Sacraments: Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (See Matthew 28:19 and Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19,20 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

 

Baptism is water combined with God's Word of promise of Jesus Christ. In the act of baptism God acts on us, giving us forgiveness of sins, salvation, eternal life, and the faith to receive them; Baptism saves. Because this sacrament is God's action, it is for everyone regardless of age, young and old, including infants. (See Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38-39, Mark 10:13-16, 1 Peter 3:21)

 

 

 

The Lord's Supper is bread and wine combined with God's Word of promise of Jesus Christ. When someone receives the bread and wine, they receive the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in, with and under the bread and wine; the body and blood of Jesus are truly present. This sacrament, too, is God acting on us. By faith, the person receives forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life. By the eating and drinking, they also publicly confess their unified faith in the person, work and teachings of Jesus Christ. Because of this, only those who have been baptized into the true faith, repent of their sins, and have been instructed in the teachings of Jesus Christ can receive the Lord's Supper. (See Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19,20, 1 Corinthians 1016-17 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)