Sunday, January 22, 2023

United By Our Beliefs Part 3

United By Our Beliefs Part 3 

Ephesians 4:4-6

A living faith must experience a growing understanding of truth and must be continually interpreted and related to the needs of each new generation.  The closer a church is in doctrine, the closer they are in fellowship and mission. We reaffirm our beliefs! 

This I Believe about SALVATION

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and begins and ends with God and His purpose of grace.

The Three Basic Elements of Salvation:

·  Conviction

·  Repentance

·  Faith

Believers are saved and fully justified before their faith ever produces a righteous work.

Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. 

Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ.

Progressive Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is grown into the image of Christ. 

The basic underlying meaning of sanctification is consecration, or separation, unto God.

Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Security of the Believer - This is a combination of two great Biblical doctrines of the faith – Preservation of the Saints and Perseverance of the believer.

This I Believe About The Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.

This I Believe about The Local Church

Regenerated Membership

Congregational Government

The church is run by the church!  

Believer's Baptism by Immersion

The Lord's Supper: A Symbol and Testimony

The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ as a memorial to His atoning sacrifice.

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