Summary: These three great truths which are clearly taught in the Word of God are the foundation stones of our Christian faith.
PROPER FOR SOUND DOCTRINE
There are three great foundational truths that constitute the basis of our Christian faith.
I. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT MAN
1. Man is a sinner by nature
2. Man is a sinner by choice
3. Man cannot save himself from sin
"For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
"But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
"whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:3-7 (quickview)  (NKJV)
II. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT SIN
1. Sin is appealing to all men
"And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins in which you once walked according to the course of this world…among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others." Ephesians 2:1-3 (quickview) .
2. Sin alienates man from God
3. Sin produces spiritual death
III. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT GOD
1. God will eternally condemn the unrepentant sinner
2. God desires the salvation of every man
3. God completely forgives the repentant sinner
Hymnwriter H. Ernest Nichol in the hymn "We’ve a Story to Tell" captures in song that which is proper for sound doctrine.
WE’VE A STORY TO TELL
We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light.
We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil,