The Holy Bible is the inerrant, sufficient, and authoritative Word of God and the supreme source of truth for the Christian faith and life (Ps 19:7-14; 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Pet 1:19-21). The Bible teaches that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corin 13:14; 1 Tim 1:17). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself up for sinners as a substitute on the Cross. Jesus also was resurrected bodily, ascended into heaven, and will return one day to establish His Kingdom (1 Pet 3:22; Phil 2:9; Rev 19:11-12). Man is sinful and therefore separated from God, who is holy and perfect (Rom 3:23; Eph 2:1-5; 1 Pet 1:15-16). Only through faith in Jesus Christ and His provision of salvation by grace, and not as a result of any works that we may do, may we be saved from eternal punishment, enter into God's family, and receive eternal life (Eph 2:8-10; Rom 6:23; Rom 8:11; Rom 10: 9-13; 1 John 1:9). The salvation of a sinner is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God when the repentant sinner - enabled by the Holy Spirit - responds in faith (John 3:16; Rom 4:5-8, 10:9-13; Eph 2:8-10).