STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE.
The Bible is the completely true story of God. In it we learn about who God is, what he has done, what he is doing, and what he will do. We also discover his plans for us and the way he wants us to live. The Bible comes to us from God by way of human writers, whose influence can be seen in areas of culture, style, and language; but because the Bible comes from God, it is unlike any other book ever written, and having final authority on all matters to which it speaks.
(Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21)
WE BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF THE BIBLE
There is only one living and true God, holy, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, ever-present, righteous, just, and unchanging. In the Bible we discover that God is spirit, and exists as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—living and working in perfect harmony. God created and sustains all things by his powerful word, and has a perfect purpose for all of creation. The Bible also tells us that God is loving, patient, merciful and gracious, and that he desires to have an intimate, life-transforming relationship with each of us. He invites us to enjoy life with him, a life that is abundant and eternal in his presence.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Peter 1:16; Isaiah 57:15; Deuteronomy 33:27; Exodus 6:3; Psalm 139:1-18; Psalm 36:6; Hebrews 4:13; James 1:17; Revelation 4:8; John 4:24; Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:16-17; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:1-31; Hebrews 1:3; Jeremiah 29:11; 1 John 4:8,16; 2 Peter 3:9; James 5:11; Psalm 145:8; John 10:10; John 17:3; John 5:24; John 3:16)
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON
From its earliest days, humanity has repeatedly rejected the friendship and life of God. This rejection distances us from him and denies us what he desires for us. In an effort to end the separation and restore the relationship, Jesus Christ, himself fully God, entered the world by being born as a fully human baby. During his ministry, Jesus called all people to return to God, and he perfectly demonstrated what a life of unbroken relationship with God looks like. Then, through his death and return to life, he removed the sin that separated us from God. By placing our faith in Jesus and in what he has done for us, our relationship with God is restored, and we become part of his family forever. Meanwhile, Jesus sits in heaven with the Father, representing us, praying for us, and waiting for the time when he will return for his people.
(Romans 3:10-11; Isaiah 59:1-3; Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:1-5; 3:16; Romans 1:3-4; 3:21-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 1 Peter 3:21,22; 1 John 2:1-2; John 14:1-7; Revelation 3:20)
WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
God is at work in the world today through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit calls all people to return to God and enjoy the eternal life made available through Jesus. He is at work within us, teaching us the truth and applying God’s work in our lives. He is also the one who equips us with the gifts and power we need to partner with God in his plans for the world.
(John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16-26; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Matthew 28:19-20)
WE BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH
The Church is the worldwide community of people who live as followers of Christ. The Church is called by God to serve in the fulfillment of his loving vision for the world. Capital is one local expression of this worldwide community. We gather regularly to worship, to encourage one another, and to use our time, talents, and resources to extend God’s love and purpose to others.
(Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:1-8; Hebrews 10:24-25)
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