The Bible is the inspired word of God and is to be our guide for living as followers of Christ (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Salvation is available only through Jesus Christ (John 14:1-6) and is a gift from God through faith in his grace (Ephesians 2:8), God has given us baptism so that through faith, we can die to our old selves and live to God (Romans 6:3-13; Galatians 2:20-21), receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). The focus of our lives is to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:28-31). The Holy Spirit, which we receive at baptism (Acts 2:38), gives us the power to change (Galatians 5:18-26). We have fellowship with all those of the same mind and are always striving to maintain the bond of unity (Ephesians 4:1-6).