Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). When Adam and Eve voluntarily disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, they marked the start of the Fall of Man (Genesis 3:6). This resulted in them being banished from the Garden (Genesis 3:23), a curse on humanity (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death (Genesis 2:17), and man dying spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated man from God, and left man in a fallen, sinful condition (Ephesians 2:1, Romans 3:23).
God has many names as there many dimensions of his personality, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is eternal; he has always existed (Hebrews 13:8). God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient, and he is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1 & 2). Though God is one, he has revealed himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
Salvation is possible only through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay for our sins (I Peter 2:24). He wants us to be freed of our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12). When we put our faith in Christ, we become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 3:5). We become citizens of heaven (Phillipians 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted and become children of God (Galations 4:4-7). Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Hebrews 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Romans 4:4-5). We are born again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Corinthians 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 & I Peter 1:3-5). The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We become a new creation (II Corinthians 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Corinthians 3:18).
The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Corinthians 12:13) and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & I Corinthians 12:28, I Corinthians 14:12).
The nine fruits of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23) are the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Corinthians 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Corinthians 12:31 , I Corinthians 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Corinthians 14:26-33) in the context of love (I Corinthians 13:1-13).
There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matthew 25:31-46 & Romans 2:1-9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the Devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (I Corinthians 4:5).