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The Essential Truths of Christianity

If you are a Christian, you accept all of these without reservation and as applicable to yourself, even though you may not understand all of them completely. If you reject any of these, you cannot call yourself a Christian. In this sense, they are properly called fundamentals of the faith.

Truths About God

  1. God exists and is the only God (Hebrews 11:6, Deuteronomy 6:4).
  2. God exists in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 1:1, Matt. 28:19).
  3. God created all things (Genesis 1:1).
  4. God has spoken inerrantly and authoritatively in His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Truths About Jesus Christ

  1. Jesus Christ was virgin-born and was sinless (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15).
  2. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man (Romans 1:3-4, Romans 9:5).
  3. Jesus Christ died in our place for our sins (1 Peter 3:18).
  4. Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20).
  5. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:12).
  6. Jesus Christ is coming again (Revelation 22:20).

Truths About Salvation

  1. Salvation is needed because the penalty of sin is death, and every person is guilty of sin and is subject to death (Romans 6:23, Romans 3:10, Hebrews 9:27).
  2. Salvation comes by repentant faith alone in Christ and is based on God's grace alone (Acts 17:30, Ephesians 2:5, Ephesians 2:8-10).
  3. Salvation transforms a person into a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Do you believe these truths about God, about Jesus Christ, and about salvation? You must turn from your sins and believe in Jesus Christ!

Just remember, it is not your faith that is meritorious. It is Christ's work on the cross. Your faith is a gift from God that allows you to believe and receive the benefits of salvation. Salvation is all of God. Thanks to God for what He has done!


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