We believe that all Scripture is inspired by God and that the Bible is the Final Authority on the Salvation of Man.
Jesus states "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35)
John also states that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God"
The Bible says that God is one according to Deuteronomy 6:4 that "The LORD our God is one LORD" . We believe that the LORD is the Word according to John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" and the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the word made flesh - the Word was made flesh in John 1:14. We understand that God has manifested himself in different ways through out the Bible. The most important 3 are the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but we do not see any Scriptural backing that can support a Trinity doctrine. We see that God is the Father in Creation, The Son in Redemption and the Holy Spirit in Salvation. God is able to manifest himself anyway he wants to, but he is still God, just the same way Water, Ice and Steam are the same chemical H2O, but in different states.
The Bible states that "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) The first message that Jesus preached was nothing but "Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
(Matthew 3:2) This message of repentance is nothing new; the prophets of the Old testament were constantly preaching the message of repentance to God's people to turn their hearts back to God.
The Apostle continues this call to repentance. The first thing mentioned to the Jews on the day of Pentecost was to: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. "
Repentance is not saying a prayer, but having a change in your life. This is the meaning of true Biblical Repentance
Baptism is the cleansing of ones sins in the water of Baptism. It is the outer sign of an inner circumcision of the heart. Jesus told his disciples to "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19) and on the day of Pentecost Peter fully understood what he had been told when he told the people who had crucified Jesus that they must "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 2:38)
Peter again mention baptism as a part of your Salvation process in 1 Peter 3:21: "The like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us"
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. Jesus stated in John 14:18:
"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" and then again in Acts 1:8 he states that "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. "
The Holy Spirit gives you the power to witness Jesus wherever you go. The sign that you have receive the Holy Spirit in the Bible is stated in Acts 2:4 "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Speaking in tongues is not an isolating incident but happens again throughout Acts including in Acts 19:6: "And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied"
Speaking in tongues is the sign that God has control of the unruly member of the Body (John 3:8)
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 6:12 that we should "come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" Jesus told his disciples that "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
Paul again writes that "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts"
He then again writes "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."