What We Believe

 

What We Believe About...

 

The Bible


We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible contains God’s perfect truth, is without error, and shows us how to live our lives in Christ.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:12

 

 

God
 

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has existed forever, and created the universe and everything in it.

 

Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Matthew 28:19-20; Hebrews 11:3
 

 

Jesus
 

We believe that Jesus is fully God, and was also fully human.  Born of a virgin, He came to earth to reveal God to mankind, and to sacrifice His life on the cross as the Savior of the world.  His resurrection from the dead validated both His identity and His promises.

 

John 1:1-2,14;  Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 

 

The Holy Spirit
 

We believe the Holy Spirit is God. He influences the entire world, but He lives in the hearts of believers.  He marks us as God’s possession, empowers us to live out godly character, and equips us to serve.

 

John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4
 

 

Mankind
 

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have a personal relationship with Him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own effort.

 

Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12; Titus 3:5

 

 

Salvation
 

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation occurs only when we Surrender our lives to Jesus: 

  • Faith affirms our trust in Jesus as Lord;

  • Repentance from Sin demonstrates our desire to turn from sin and live a holy life;

  • Confession of Christ bears witness to our relationship with Jesus;

  • Baptism by Immersion embodies death to the old way of living, and new birth through the Holy Spirit. 

Once we are adopted into God’s family, we are assured of eternal life.  By obedience to the Bible and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and become more like Jesus.

 

John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 8:5
 

 

The Church
 

We believe that Jesus Christ established the church as His primary method of building His Kingdom until His return. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him, serving Him, and making Him known to the world.

 

Matthew 16:16-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42

 

 

The Future
 

We believe that heaven and hell are real places. When we die, our decision to surrender to Christ in this life will determine our eternal destiny. Jesus will literally return one day to earth, bringing an end to history as we know it, and ushering in eternity for all people.

 

Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:27-28; Matthew 25:46

 

 

First Christian Church

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment.  

And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

                                                                               -- Jesus

"Go and make disciples of all nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

                                                                               -- Jesus

 
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