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Our Beliefs 2017-06-08T19:18:36-05:00

We Believe In The Gospel

First Christian Church affirms orthodox Christian doctrines. This means we adhere to some of the most ancient creeds of the faith including the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed. In addition, we affirm the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement. We uphold unity on these creeds and doctrines and allow for diverse opinions about others. We do not endorse dogmatic teaching about secondary matters.

First

We are Christians which distinguishes us from other world religions and cults. Therefore, we adhere to both the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.

Second

We are Evangelicals and in agreement with the doctrinal statement of the National Association of Evangelicals:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Third

We are Missional:

We believe that our local churches must be faithful to the content of unchanging Biblical doctrine (Jude 3).
We believe that our local churches must be faithful to the continually changing context of the culture(s) in which they minister (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).
We believe that our mission is to bring people into church so that they can be trained to go out into their culture as effective missionaries.