In essential beliefs - we have unity.
"There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all..." (Eph. 4:4-6)
In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty.
"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God." (Romans 14:1,4,12,22)
In all our beliefs - we show charity.
"...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains -- but have no love, I amount to nothing at all." (1 Cor. 13:2)
God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic, and loving. God is all-knowing and purposeful, so He's at work to bring about His will. No person, thing, or idea compares to God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a human life free from sin and gave Himself up as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead three days later to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4;Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is ever-present in the world to make us aware of our need for salvation through Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is uniquely God-inspired, without error and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. Since God's Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
People are made in God's image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God's intention or ideal for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, but the Good News is Christ died for us and wants an intimate relationship with each of us. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation through Jesus Christ is God's free gift to us, and the only hope for reconciliation. Good works or self-improvement can never repay the sin debt we owe. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. We are saved the moment we confess our sins and by faith invite Jesus to be the ruler and master of our lives. We become a new creation and receive eternal life. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 5:1)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7)