1) There is only one true God and He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
2) Everyone have sinned against God and are thus separated from God because He is perfect and Holy (Romans 3:23; Leviticus 19:2).
3) While all of us deserve punishment of death and hell because of our sins (Romans 6:23), God loved us and provided a way for us to be forgiven and saved from punishment (John 3:16).
4) Father God sent His son Jesus to die on the cross more than two thousand years ago so that Jesus can take our punishment and we don’t have to be eternally punished if we repent and believe in Him (Isaiah 53:5).
5) Not only did Jesus die on the cross for us, He also resurrected on the third day proving that He is the one and only true God who lives. One day we will also be resurrected with Him in heaven if we continue to believe in Him (Matthew 28:6; 1 Thess 4:17).
6) Believing in God and being saved requires i) confessing and having faith in Jesus Christ, ii) repenting from sin (Romans 10:9; 2 Cor 7:10).
7) True believers are those whose lives are continually being transformed by the Holy Spirit to live in holiness, bearing good fruits, loving God’s word and obeying Jesus’ commands. They do this out of genuine love for God, and not with a mindset of legalism and works. This ongoing progress of sanctification and bearing good fruits is an indication that they are true believers (Matt 7:17, 1 Thess 4:13).
8. Water baptism should immediately follow salvation because it is an act of obedience and a demonstration of faith towards God, to the devil and to man that the new believer now belongs to God and not to the devil (Acts 8:38-39). When a new believer is born again, he receives the “indwelling of the Holy Spirit” for regeneration (Romans 8:9).
9) Holy Spirit baptism (or filled with the Holy Spirit) is a separate experience from the “indwelling of the Holy Spirit” and it is usually subsequent to water baptism in that it is a baptism for ultimate spiritual power to live and do the miraculous works that Jesus did in preaching the gospel. All Christians should and can receive the Holy Spirit baptism if they ask in faith (Acts 8:14-16; Luke 11:13). While the initial evidence of having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the speaking of tongues (Acts 2:1-4, Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor 14:5), its main purpose is to be a bold and strong witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ unto all the world with miraculous signs and wonders confirming the preaching of the word so that men would repent and turn back to God (Mark 16:18-20, Acts 2:1-4).
10) We are saved by grace through faith alone. No one can work or do enough good works to earn his salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).
11) While we are saved by grace through faith alone, believers who have genuine faith will do the works and will of God or else they are not truly saved and they are deceiving themselves (James 1:22; James 2:17).
12) In the last days, apostasy will be evident in the church (Matt 24:12). Those who claim to believe in Jesus but continue to practice a lifestyle of sin, live like the world, and without true repentance in their deeds are false believers who are deceiving themselves to think that they will inherit the Kingdom of God when in fact they won’t. They are the tares and the goats which will be cast out on the day of Judgment (Matt 13:24-30, 36-43; Matt 25:31-46). Unless they truly repent, they will surely perish (Luke 13:3).
13) The atonement of Jesus Christ includes both the forgiveness of sins and physical divine healing to those who believe in faith (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 103:2-3).
14) Jesus Christ will soon return to earth to rapture His bride who is the church (1 Thess 4:13-18). Only those who persevere in genuine faith and are continually living in holiness will be raptured and granted entrance to the kingdom of heaven (1 Peter 1:15-16, Heb 3:14, Heb 12:14, Matt 5:8, Rev 22:14-15).
15) There is a literal heaven and a literal hell (Rev 21:1-4, Mark 9:48-49). Those who have truly repented and forsaken their sins and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ would have washed their robe clean by the blood of the lamb and be granted access to heaven. Those who reject the gospel and are unwilling to repent as well as lukewarm believers will be cast out eternally to the lake of fire and will be punished for eternity (Rev 22:14-15, Rev 3:16).
16) Salvation and entrance to heaven is found in no other way but through Jesus Christ alone, who is the one and only begotten son of God (John 14:6, John 3:16).