GOD the FATHER, SON and HOLY GHOST:
One God Manifested in Three Persons
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” - Matthew 3:16-17
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
- 1 John 5:7
The Inspired, Infallible, Authoritative Word of God
And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness...
- 2 Timothy 3:15-16
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed,[a] which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God[c] spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. - 2 Peter 1:19,21
Created in the Image and Likeness of God:
Triune: Spirit, Soul and Body.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. - Genesis 1:26,31
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. -Romans 5:14
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. -1 John 3:8
ETERNAL LIFE and THE NEW BIRTH
By Grace Through Faith, A Gift of God.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. - Ephesians 2:8
being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus - Romans 3:24
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. - Romans 10:9-10
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. - Romans 5:14
By Immersion for Believers Only
Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. - Acts 8:36-39
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. - Acts 2:38
The Body of Christ
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, -Ephesians 1:22
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. - Ephesians 2:19-22