Very often, a visitor at Grace Community Church will ask, "What do you believe?" Our response touches on these key areas:
We believe the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments to be the only inspired, inerrant, authoritative, Word of God in the original writings. These verbally inspired books are the final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. We believe in His deity, in His sinless life, in His miracles, and in His atoning death on the cross.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. Salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus is accompanied by being born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becoming children of God, a relationship in which one is eternally secure.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in the present world.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those saved unto a resurrection life, and those lost unto a resurrection of conscious punishment and damnation.
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