“Your word is a lamp for our feet, a light for our path.”
Technically, the answer to ‘What We Believe’ is: “The Christian Churches believe the Bible.”
We don’t have any creeds, doctrinal statements, rule books, or any other documents piled on the top of the Bible.
Just God’s Word. We speak where the Scriptures speak, and are silent where they are silent.
We are not the only Christians, but Christians only. You might find members who once were known as Presbyterians, Catholics, Baptists, Lutherans, and even Atheists or Agnostic. We have traded in every identity to place our faith in Christ and be known as Christians- as we were first referred to in Antioch over 2000 years ago.
So, if you have been looking for a church that believes and practices the Bible’s principles, rejoice! You have found what you are looking for! But most people would like more specific information than that, so here are some core doctrine that should help:
- Jesus Christ is the one and only son of God, and that he died and arose from the dead. (I Corinthians 15:1-8, Hebrews 1:1-3)
- The Bible is the inspired word of God: a lamp for our feet, and a light to our path. (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 119:105)
- Every person – regardless of their past, race or social standings – has great worth as a creation of God, and is therefore of great worth to us. (John 3:16)
- All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
- Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to all who take Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Acts 4:12 )
- Those who recognize Christ as their Lord will repent of sin, publicly acknowledge their faith in him, and be baptized into him. (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-4)
- The church is the body of Christ on earth, and that it is empowered by the Holy Spirit, and exists to reach the lost and strengthen the saved. (Ephesians 4:1-16)