In the Bible we find the Gospel, the Good News of the Kingdom of God. It is an inspired message from the creator, telling us about Himself, His son Jesus and how we can find a place in His kingdom when Jesus returns to this earth.
Here you can read some key beliefs, first principles, which you can build on in your own personal reading of this amazing book, the Bible.
There is only one true God. He dwells in heaven and is immortal, invisible and all powerful.
Isaiah 45: 5-6, 1 Timothy 6: 15-16
God created the entire universe and has a great plan for the world
Genesis 1, Numbers 14: 21
The Bible is God’s inspired word, given to benefit mankind.
2 Timothy 3: 16, 1 Peter 1: 20-21
God’s power is the holy spirit, which He uses to fulfil His purpose.
Job 33: 4, Romans 8: 11
Jesus Christ is God’s son. He is also a 'son of man' through his mother Mary.
Luke 1: 35, Romans 1: 3-4
Jesus never sinned and died on the cross to save his followers.
Hebrews 4: 15, 1 Timothy 1: 15
Jesus died but God raised him from the dead. He ascended into heaven and will return to the earth.
Acts 2: 22-27, Acts 1: 11
When Jesus returns he will raise the dead to judgement and give eternal life to all the faithful.
Daniel 12: 1-2, John 5: 28-29
Jesus will be king. He will reign from Jerusalem and the restored kingdom of God will spread over the whole world.,
Isaiah 9: 6-7, Zechariah 14: 9
‘Devil’ is just another name for sin, not a supernatural being. The devil was destroyed by Christ’s death.
Matthew 15: 19-20, Hebrews 2: 14-15
When we die we cease to exist. Our hope of future life follows the resurrection at Christ's return..
Ecclesiastes 9: 5-6, 1 Thessalonians 4: 14-18
To be saved we must believe God's promises about His kingdom and the work of Jesus Christ.
Acts 8: 12, Galatians 3: 26-29
To be saved we must repent and be baptised into Christ (by full immersion in water). We must then follow him daily.
Mark 16: 16, Acts 4: 12, Mark 8: 34-35
The people of Israel are largely unbelievers today, but they are still God’s people. They will come to recognise Christ at his return.
Romans 11: 1, Zechariah 12: 10
The followers of Jesus Christ, when made immortal, will help him to bring everlasting righteousness and peace to the world.
Micah 4: 1-5, Matthew 19: 27-29