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1. God created everything, and creation is good (perfect). Genesis 1:1-31, Psalm 8, Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, John 1:1-14

2. Human beings are created in the image of God.

Genesis 1:26-31, 1 Peter 2:9-10

3. God provides primary laws (rules) for the benefit of life, and God commands that they be followed. Genesis 1:28, 2:16-17; Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 22:37-40; John 13:34-35

4. God designed humans to be free moral agents with the freedom to accept or reject God’s commands (word, will).

Genesis 3:1-6, 11-12; 2 Chronicles 7:14-15; Romans 1:18-32

5. Paradise on earth was lost through human sin, which is in violation of God’s will and way (word), so life on earth is impacted by evil as well as good.

Genesis. 3:22-24, 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, Romans 3:10-23

6. God is love and is redemptive, and God desires to save humanity from its state of chaos, destruction, and being lost. Genesis 9:1-17, Exodus 3:10, Isaiah 12:1-3, Luke 2:10-11,

John 3:16, 1 John 4:7-19

7. God promised the incarnation of the Messiah to provide ultimate eternal salvation (deliverance, redemption) to those who would receive it.

Isaiah 9:1-7; 11:1-9; Jeremiah 31:31; Ezekiel 36:26-27

8. Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior, the Lord of lords, and the King of kings, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Matthew 1:21-22; John 1:1-14, 14:6; Philippians 2:5-11;

Revelation 1:8; Colossians 1:18-20

9. Salvation (human redemption) is by Grace, through Faith, for Works. Ephesians 2:8-10

10. God will ultimately bring an end to the existence of planet earth and will usher in a new heavenly order for life.

Isaiah 2:12-17, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation. 21:1-5

Dr. Mike McKinney, Pastor

August 5, 2012

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