Our Beliefs

What we Believe

You may have seen these referred to as “statements of faith,” “articles of faith,” “belief statements,” or “doctrinal beliefs” in other churches or other Christian websites. We chose the refrain “We believe what the Bible says” because we are committed to having our beliefs shaped by what the Bible says. Some attempt to interpret the Bible for others. We are attempting to grow in our interpretation of what the Bible says together in a faithful community wholly depending on the Holy Spirit to make God’s Word clear to us. We must start with what the Bible says.

THE BIBLE

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT ITSELF/THE BIBLE:
• 2 Timothy 3:16
• 2 Peter 1:21
• John 1:1, 14

GOD THE FATHER

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT GOD THE FATHER:
• Genesis 1:1
• John 4:24
• First John 4:8

JESUS CHRIST

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST:
• The Gospels
• Acts 1
• Revelation

SIN

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT SIN:
• Genesis 3
• Romans 3:23
• Romans 6:23

THE CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS:
• Matthew 16:18
• Acts 2:42-47
• Lord’s Supper - 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; Baptism - Matthew 28:19

THE HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:
• John 14-16
• Acts 2
• 1 Corinthians 12

HUMANITY

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HUMANITY:
• Genesis 1-2
• Psalm 139:14
• Hebrews 2:5-8

SALVATION

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT SALVATION:
• John 3:16
• Romans 10:9
• Ephesians 2:8

FINAL THINGS

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FINAL THINGS:
• 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
• Matthew 25:46
• Revelation 21:1

ANGELS AND DEMONS

WE BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT ANGELS AND DEMONS:
• 34 out of 66 books in the Bible refer to angels in some way
• Colossians 1:16 (where “thrones, dominions, rulers, and authorities” all refer to classes of angels)
• *Concerning Satan (the chief of the “fallen” angels) refer to Isaiah 14:1-17 and Ezekiel 28:11-19