The scriptures teach us that Jesus living in us will help us know the truth (“my word is truth“). In our search for the truth we have found that relying on the following fundamental principles to the Christian faith has helped give us a spirit of discernment and guide us toward Jesus Christ.
There is ONE, true GOD who is the Creator of the universe. He said, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).
This God REVEALED himself perfectly in the person of JESUS. The world in its wisdom cannot know God, but God made himself known through Jesus who is the perfect representation of his being. “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him” (John 14:7).
The RECORD of Jesus is accurately PRESERVED in the BIBLE. “All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God” (2 Tim 3:16). And the Bible trumps human reason, majority opinion and political correctness. Jesus said, “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me” (John 5:39).
The deeper TRUTHS of Scripture can only be UNDERSTOOD by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT living within us. The basics of salvation in the Bible are so simple that a child can understand them, but the deeper things of God, the complex mysteries of the Bible, cannot be understood unless “Christ is in you, the hope of glory.” “‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’— but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit” (1 Cor. 2:9-10).