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...The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.


...God is absolutely and indivisibly one (Deut. 6:4). His eternal nature contains no essential distinctions or divisions.  All names and titles of the Deity such as God, Jehovah, Lord, Father, Word and Holy Spirit refer to one and the same being.  Any plurality associated with God is only a plurality of attributes, titles, roles, manifestations, modes of activities or relationships with man.  Many passages emphasize God's oneness (Isaiah 42:8, 43:10-11, 44:6-8, 24; 4521:-23;46:6-9; Mark 12:28-30; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5; James 2:19).


...Jesus Christ is both God and man.  He is the one God incarnate (Colossians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 5:19).  He is not the incarnation of one person of the trinity, but the incarnation of all the character, quality, and personality of the One God.  Acknowledging the deity of Jesus Christ is essential to salvation.  Belief in Christ's true humanity is essential to salvation (1 John 4:31)


..."For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)


...We cannot separate saving faith from obedience (Acts 6:7; Romans 1:5; 2:6-10; 10:16; 16:26; Hebrews 11:6-8).  Obedience to God's Word is absolutely necessary to salvation (Matthew 7:21-27; John 14:15, 23; Romans 6:17; 15:18; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Hebrews 5:9; I Peter 1:21-23; 4:17; I John 2:3-5; 5:1-3).  Faith is alive only through response and action(James 2:14-26).


...Saving faith, then, is (1) acceptance of the gospel of Jesus Christ as the sole means of salvation and (2) obedience to that gospel application or appropriation of that gospel.


...A person responds to the gospel, or applies the gospel to his life, by repentance from sin (death to sin), water baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ (burial with Christ), and receiving the Holy Spirit (new life in Christ) (Acts2:1-4, 38; Romans 6:1-7; 7:6; 8:2).