Our Overarching Statement of Faith
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].1 With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy global and apostolic Church. We believe in the forgiveness of sins proclaimed in water baptism. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Jesus Christ is at the center of everything. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
There is only one God, the creator of heaven and earth, and He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:27)
We believe the Bible is God’s perfect work and is fully applicable in every situation that we face in life. The Word is our final authority and our success in life is dependent on it. (Psalm 119:160, Hebrews 4:12)
Salvation is not earned but is a gift to everyone who chooses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. (John 3:16, Revelation 20:15)
God’s will for our lives as believers is to become whole and successful in every area of life. The full meaning of the word salvation is to be complete and lacking nothing: spiritually, mentally, physically or financially. (Ephesians 2:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Philippians 4:7-8, 1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 9:6-10)
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together.
Water Baptism is a vital step for anyone who has surrendered their life to Jesus as their Lord. Water Baptism is an outward demonstration of their inward comittment of faith, identifying them as a disciple. Baptism into Christ (Salvation) is a prerequisite for a person before they are water baptized. (Galatians 3:27, Matthew 28:19)
The Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift that is available to anyone who has received Jesus Christ as Lord. The fruit, gifts, & language (tongues) of the Spirit are benefits that someone receives when asking Jesus to baptize in the Holy Spirit.
(Mark 1:7-12, Luke 11:13, Acts 1:8, Psalm 119:160, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Galatians 5:22-23)
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