Bible Basics for New Believers
How wonderful that you have become a Christian by receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Savior! This is the most important decision of your entire life. To grow spiritually it is helpful to know the important truths taught in the Bible. Read these nine core truths, then look up the related Scriptures and study them.
The Bible is God’s Word. It teaches the history of mankind’s creation and fall, and the promise of salvation through Christ.
Psalm 119:105 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 Isaiah 40:8
2 Peter 1:19-21
God is eternal, infinite, unchanging, holy, sovereign, loving, just, all- knowing, all-powerful, and present everywhere.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Revelation 4:8-11 Colossians 1:16, 17 1 John 4:7-12
1 Timothy 1:17
He is God and also human. He was born of a virgin, He died in our place, He arose from the dead, He ascended to heaven where He is praying for us, and He will come back to the earth again.
John 10:30; 14:6 1 John 4:10 Romans 8:1-4, 34 Hebrews 13:8 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4
Galatians 4:4, 5
The Holy Spirit
When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, came to live within you, as He does every believer. Also, He helps believers lead a holy life.
John 14:15-17, 25-26 Romans 8:11, 14, 26, 27
Angeles and Satan
Angels, who were created by God, worship Him, and they serve Him and believers. Demons are angels who sinned, and they serve Satan in trying to harm people. Satan is a real person, the chief enemy of God but one day he will be destroyed by Jesus Christ.
Psalm 103:20 Revelation 20:7-10 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
1 John 3:8, 10 1 Peter 3:22; 5:8 2 Peter 2:4
The Human Race
When Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God, they led the entire human race into sin. As a result, every person needs salvation through Christ.
John 3:16 Romans 6:6-14 Romans 5:12,17 James 2:10
Each believer should join a local church that glorifies God, teaches the Bible, helps Christians grow in Christ, and shares the good news of salvation.
Galatians 6:10 Hebrews 10:24, 25 Ephesians 4:11-14
Someday Jesus Christ will return to earth where He will reign for one thousand years. Then He will destroy the present heaven and earth, and God will create a new heaven and a new earth.
Luke 18:8 Revelation 16:13-16; 19:11-21; 20:1-6; 21:1-4
Heaven and Hell
When a Christian dies, he or she goes immediately into God’s presence in heaven, to be with the Lord forever. Those who die without Christ will suffer eternal punishment in hell.
John 14:1-3; 10:27, 28 2 Corinthians 5:8 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9 Revelation 20:15