We Believe...

STATEMENT OF FAITH

"In essentials unity, in non-essentials, liberty;  in all things love."  ~ Rupertus Meldenius

 

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

the Creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into the grave.

The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of

God the Father Almighty,

whence He shall come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy universal Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting.

Amen

 

We believe…

●  There is One God.  (Deuteronomy 6:4;  Ephesians 4:6;  1 Timothy 2:5;  James 2:19)

●  The Bible is the Word of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20-21)

●  Jesus is the Son of God.  (John 1:1-2;  John 3:16;  Hebrews 1:1-3)

●  The Holy Spirit was sent by God.  (John 14:26;  John 16:7-11, 13;  Ephesians 1:13;  2 Timothy 1:13-14)

●  God Created the Heavens and the Earth.  (Genesis 1:1)

●  God made men and women unique in His image.  (Genesis 1:27)

●  Through Adam’s fall, sin and death came to us all.  (Romans 5:12)

●  Man is a Sinner in Need of a Savior.  (Romans 3:23;  Romans 6:23)

●  Christ died for our sins and arose from the dead.  (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

●  Salvation is by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

●  We believe in the resurrection. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28))

●  Those who believe in Christ shall inherit eternal life.  (John 3:16;  John 14:6)

●  The Church is the body of Christ. (Ephesians 1:22-23)

●  Every Christian should discover and use their spiritual gifts in the context of the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:7)

●  Hell is a place you don’t want to go.  (Matthew 13:42;  Matthew 10:28)

●  Satan is our enemy.  (1 Peter 5:8;  2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

●  Spiritual Warfare is real. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

●  In the power of Prayer. (1 Thessalonians 5:17;  Philippians 4:6;  Matthew 7:7;  James 5:13-16) 

●  In the Spirit-led, Spirit-filled life. ((Ephesians 5:18;  Romans 8:9-16;  1 Corinthians 12:11;  Galatians 5:16-25;  Acts 1:8)

● We are called to love God, love others, follow Jesus, share Christ, and make disciples, under the leading, guiding, and power of the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 22:27-40;  Matthew 28:18-20;  Acts 1:8)

●  Jesus Christ is Coming Again!  (Revelation 22:7, 12)  Be Ready!  (Matthew 24:36)

 

 

We believe…

In One God, the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth (Genesis 1:1;  Deuteronomy 6:4;  Ephesians 4:6;  1 Timothy 2:5;  James 2:19),

And in Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son;  involved in Creation, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life;  was crucified, died, was buried, has risen and is coming again to judge the living and the dead.  (John 1:1-4;  Matthew 1:22-23;  John 3:16;  Hebrews 1:1-3;  Hebrews 4:15;  Philippians 2:6-11;  Colossians 1:15-20;  2:9)

 

We believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God in its 66 books. (2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20-21;  Jeremiah 36)

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent by God, to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment (John 16:8);  as a seal, guaranteeing our inheritance  (Ephesians 1:13-14);  the personal presence of God at work in the heart and life of every believer, (John 14:26;  John 16:7-11, 13;  Ephesians 1:13;  2 Timothy 1:13-14), that we might live a Spirit-filled, Spirit-led life, bearing spiritual fruit.  (Ephesians 5:18;  Romans 8:9-16;  1 Corinthians 12:11;  Galatians 5:16-25;  Acts 1:8)

 

We believe that God made men and women unique in His image (Genesis 1:27), created for meaningful identity, work, and relationships;  but through Adam’s fall, sin and death came to us all.  (Romans 5:12;  Romans 3:23)

 

We believe that man is a Sinner in Need of a Savior (Romans 3:23;  Romans 6:23), and that Christ died for our sins and arose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  Salvation is by Grace through Faith in Him.  (Ephesians 2:8-10;  John 3:16)

 

We believe in the resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28), and those who believe in Christ shall inherit eternal life.  (John 3:16;  John 14:6)

 

We believe the church is the body of Christ. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23) and that every Christian is a member of The Church (1 Corinthians 12:27).  Every Christian should discover and use their spiritual gifts in the context of the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:7)

 

We believe that Satan is our enemy (1 Peter 5:8;  2 Corinthians 10:3-5) and Spiritual Warfare is real. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

 

We believe that Hell is a place you don’t want to go.  (Matthew 13:42;  Matthew 10:28)

 

We believe in the power of Prayer. (1 Thessalonians 5:17;  Philippians 4:6;  Matthew 7:7;  James 5:13-16) 

 

We are called to love God, love others, follow Jesus, share the Gospel, and make disciples, under the leading, guiding, and power of the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 22:27-40;  Matthew 28:18-20;  Acts 1:8)

 

We believe in a new heaven and a new earth, the inheritance of the saints. (2 Peter 3:13;  Revelation 21:1-4)

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is Coming Again!  (Revelation 22:7, 12)  Be Ready!  (Matthew 24:36)

 

 

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