WHAT WE BELIEVE AT GRACE

 

We believe the Bible is perfect in its origin and is the inspired Word of God. It is the divine and complete communication from God for all Christian faith and life.


 

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. We believe he was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on a cross for our sins. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our mediator and advocate.


 

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God but chose to sin and is therefore lost. Only by grace through faith can salvation be assured.


 

We believe that the Lord’s Supper and Baptism are gifts of grace to the Church, benefiting our faith and, when practiced in spirit and truth, drawing us closer to Jesus Christ. We believe that those who have professed Jesus as Lord are the recipients of these gifts.


 

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this future reality has a powerful influence on the personal life and service of the believer in the present.


We believe in one God, creator of all, perfect in every way and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


 

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead men and women to repentance. He resides in the believer to regenerate, guide, instruct, and empower for life and service.


 

We believe that only the death of Jesus Christ for our sins and His resurrection provide salvation for all those who accept the gift of God.


 

We believe that the Body of Christ, the Church, is not limited by denomination or culture or expression, but is composed of those who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and that Jesus Himself is the Head of the Church. We believe that the local church has the responsibility in Christ to conduct and govern the ministries and individuals God has brought under its care.


 

We believe the holy, just, and loving character of God can alone be trusted for all decisions about the eternal future of each individual, those in Christ and those without. We believe that the dead will all experience a bodily resurrection. We believe that all those who choose and desire to trust in Christ will spend eternity in the Lord’s presence, a condition of joy and fulfillment, while all those who reject Christ will spend eternity outside the presence of God by their choice and desire, a condition of torment and punishment.