WONDERING WHAT WE BELIEVE?
The truth is, just like the Gospel, it's pretty simple.
Because our congregation is evangelical in it's nature, we believe that Christ's Church is commissioned to continue His Ministry.
It is in concern of this mission of the church that we would seek, not only to serve you, but to enlist your service in His continuing ministry.
SO, VERY SIMPLY,
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH BELIEVES....
In the Bible as the only written creed;
In Jesus Christ as God's Son and Man's Savior;
In the Priesthood of all believers;
In the essential unity of Christ's Church
FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE,
IT LOOKS LIKE THIS.....
That the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for Christians faith and life. (II Timothy 3:15-16)
In the one, true, living God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Mark 12:29)
That God is the creator and sustainer of all creation. (Genesis 2:3-4 & 7, John 1:2-4) That Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (Isaiah 7:14)
In salvation through the blood of Jesus. That He was crucified on the cross and His blood was shed for the sins of all mankind to fulfill the requirement of God and of the Law. (I John 5:10, Romans 10:13-15)
That Jesus Christ died and was bodily raised from the dead, ascended into heaven and will return to earth imminently and bodily, to judge the living and the dead. (Acts 24:15, Luke 14:14, Revelation 19:7-9)
That Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. (I Timothy 2:5, Romans 8:34)
In the Holy Spirit, who is one of substance, equal in power, and coexistent with the Father and the Son. That His ministry is to convict men of their sins, and through His sanctifying power, allow us to live a Holy life by guiding, teaching, disciplining, comforting and empowering us for godly living and service. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
In the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the scriptures and that they are valid for today when exercised within the scriptural guidelines set forth in the Bible. (I Corinthians 12-14)
A public profession of faith. (Psalm 32:5, Romans 10:9-10, Philippians 2:11)
Water baptism by immersion.(Matthew 28:19)
Divine healing through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. (Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:16, James 5:13-14)
That hell is a real, physical place of torment and eternal punishment reserved for those who refuse to yield their life, through Jesus Christ according to the calling of God the Father. (Revelation 20:12-15, John 5:28-29)
That there will be a bodily resurrection of the just to eternal life. (I Thessalonians 4:16, John 6:39-40)
That we are saved by grace alone and not by works. (Ephesians 2:8)