1. There is only one God. He exists in three coequal and coeternal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
2. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, containing his written revelation to humanity. In the form originally inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, it does not make errors.
3. God further reveals himself through the beauty of Creation, which we are able to enjoy, observe, and study from a scientific perspective.
4. Humanity was created in God’s own image. Due to its deliberate rebellion against God, it incurred death upon itself. Every person is born into a state of spiritual and physical death.
5. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth, lived a perfect and sinless life as fully God and fully man, died on a cross, took the punishment for humanity’s sin, rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended to the right hand of the Father to reign forever. He will one day return to establish his kingdom.
6. Those who have truly believed in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior will live with him forever. Those who have not believed in Christ in accordance with the Scriptures will be judged after death and ultimately sent to the Lake of Fire, wherein Satan and his angels will also be cast.
7. Salvation is a free gift of God that is not earned or merited by any human work. To receive this gift, a person must confess and repent of his/her sins, confess Jesus Christ as sovereign Lord, and trust in Jesus alone for the purpose of justification before God and salvation from his wrath. Salvation can never be lost.
8. The church was instituted by Jesus Christ and is led by him. It is composed of Christian believers who congregate for worship, service, fellowship, spiritual growth, and the observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The primary goals of the church are to glorify God, serve others, display Christian love, and spread the gospel message in accordance with the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).
9. A Christian ought to live out the Scriptures, stay on the path of sanctification, and press for the ultimate goal of Christ-likeness. Upon salvation, a Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who guides and empowers all believers to live in a manner that is pleasing to God.
10. The purpose of Christian apologetics is not to win arguments or display academic arrogance. Rather, it is to draw others to the love, grace, and salvation found in Jesus Christ.