Fundamental Beliefs of Christianity
The List of Fundamental Beliefs of Christianity
The list below defines fundamental beliefs of Christianity. A person who rejects the fundamental beliefs of Christianity is not a Christian.
List of Fundamental Beliefs of Christianity
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus from Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Jews, of whom it was prophesized in the sacred books of the Old Testament. Therefore, we call this promised Messiah as Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh, the perfect God and the perfect man, who walked among us in Israel 2000 years ago.
- We believe in the Apostolic Teaching that there is only one God who is revealed as a triune Personal God, eternally manifested in three Holy Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All three Persons of God's Being have the same divine and eternal nature.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ is the unique son of God, being the second Holy Person of Godhead, who is eternal and share the same divine nature as the Father.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ was born as a human being through the virgin birth.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ physically died at the Cross of Golgotha. We recognize His death as the Atoning Sacrifice for Mankind's sins. Only His pure sinless blood can have the power to clean us from all our sins. This atoning power of Christ's blood is only effective for those who are in Christ.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ bodily resurrected from death.
- We believe in the Apostolic Testimony that Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now in Heaven.
- The Church is the Living Body of all genuine followers of Christ. All followers of Christ are children of God, and as such they are in Christ. All children of God have the Holy Spirit in their lives. To be in Christ is to submit to Christ's Teaching. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. Jesus Christ is our Lord.
- We believe that in the future there will be a glorious event of Christ's Return for His Church.
- Our only authority is the 66 sacred books of the Bible. The Bible is the necessary and sufficient authority of the Church. Therefore, the Bible is the Supreme Authority for the Church.
- The sacred books of the Bible were inspired by God, written by Prophets and Apostles. Therefore, the Bible is the infallible authority for the Church.
- Our only tradition is the tradition of the Apostolic Teaching and Practice, and we do not recognize other traditions as our authority. Apostle Paul admonished to all followers of Christ: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle (2Th 2:15)."
- The Bible is a closed canon of holy books. The Bible is our necessary and sufficient supreme authority in our lives.
- A person becomes a child of God by believing in the necessity of Christ's Atoning Sacrifice for her sins, and by believing that Jesus Christ bodily resurrected from the death, and by acknowledging her sins, and by asking God for forgiveness, and by repenting from sins. Such person becomes reconciled with God through Jesus Christ.
- There is Heaven and there is Hell. Anyone who is in Christ will have an everlasting life and have an inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Anyone who is not in Christ will end in Hell.
- It is not the Church who saves, but it is Jesus Christ. But a genuine follower of Christ would long for a fellowship with people who belongs to God, because all followers of Christ are true brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of God.
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