We are all born depraved. Salvation is a gracious gift from God. It is the result of the Gospel calling, which is: Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, humbled Himself to die on our behalf. Thus He became the sinless sacrifice to pay the penalty of our guilt. He rose from the dead to declare with power that He is Lord over all, and He offers eternal life freely to sinners who will surrender to Him in humble, repentant faith. (Joh 3:15-16, 5:24, 6:40, 6:47, 20:31; Act 16:31, Rom 3:24-25, 5:11, 5:16; 2Co 5:18-21; Eph 2:8-9). See Are You Saved?THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER
Once saved, all believers remain saved for all of eternity without any possibility of losing their salvation. All believers have the right to personal assurance of their eternal security (Joh 10:27-30; Rom 8:1, 38-39; 1Co 1:4-8; 1Th 5:23-24; Heb 10:14).THE CHURCH, THE BODY AND BRIDE OF CHRIST
The Church is a spiritual organism that is unique to the church-age dispensation (current age). It is called the body of Christ in scripture and is comprised of all church-age believers only. We, the body, are in union with Christ now and for eternity. This designation is distinctly different from a christian denomination (1Co 12:12-14; Eph 1:22).SATAN
Satan is one of many titles given to the primary adversary of God and man. He is openly declared as such in the Bible (Job 1:6-7; Isa 14:12-17; 1Pe 5:8). God, in His sovereignty, has given Satan rulership of this present world, which will terminate at Christ's second advent (Eph 2:2; 2Co 4:4; Joh 12:31, 14:30; 16:11).DISPENSATIONS
A dispensation is a period of human history explained in terms of divine revelation. History is defined as a series of administrations or eras. Each dispensation reflects the unfolding of God's plan for mankind and constitutes divine viewpoint of history. Understanding dispensations is a means by which believers during a specific time can orient to God's will, plan, and purpose for their lives (Eph 1:7-11, 3:16; Rom 16:25-26; Col 1:26; Joh 1:16-17).THE BLESSED HOPE
The next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air, also dubbed the rapture or translation of the church, where he will receive to Himself believers who have died and believers who are alive on earth. This event will occur prior to the Tribulation. (1Co 15:51-57; 1Th 4:13-18; Tit 2:11-14).THE TRIBULATION
The rapture of the Church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israel's seventieth week. The latter half of this seven-year period is the time of Jacob's trouble, the Great Tribulation (Jer 30:7; Dan 9:27; Mat 24:15-21; Rev 6:19).THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
Jesus Christ will physically step foot on earth at His second advent at the end of the Great Tribulation and before His millennial reign. He will remove Satan from power and set up His kingdom literally on earth (Zec 14:4-11; Mat 24:15-25; 2Th 1:7-10; Rev 20:6).