What We Believe

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself. It is complete, supernaturally inspired, and without error. Therefore, it is and will remain the center of all Christian existence and experience and the rule by which all human action, beliefs, and opinions will be measured.

2 Peter 1:19-212 Tim. 3:16-17Exodus 24:4Psalm 19:7-11119Proverbs 30:5-6John 17:17Luke 24:44-45Ephesians 6:17Revelation 22:19

About God

There is one living and true God. He is an infinite, intelligent, eternal, Spirit being who made and rules over heaven and earth. Among His many attributes, He is holy, good, righteous, pure, and perfect. God, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit are three equal but distinct persons.

Exodus 20:2-3Genesis 17:11 Corinthians 8:6Ephesians 4:6John 4:24Psalm 147:5;Revelation 4:11Philippians 2:5-6

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God and Jesus Christ, His Son. He was active in creation, convicts of sin, guides people into the Truth, and matures the believer in Christ.

John 14:16-1726Matthew 28:19Hebrews 9:14Luke 1:35Genesis 1:1-3Ephesians 1:13-14Romans 8:26-27

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was God in the flesh. Jesus was the sinless sacrifice by which God draws humanity to Himself. Only through Christ can we gain access to the Father and have the opportunity to become a child of God.

John 1:1-14John 16:6

About Satan

Satan was once a holy angel who enjoyed the privileges of heaven. Through pride and personal ambition, however, he fell and is now the unholy god of this world. He is the author of the powers of darkness and destined to final defeat at the hands of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 14:12-15Ezekiel 28:14-17Revelation 12:9Jude 62 Peter 2:4Revelation 20:1-3

About the Creation

The Genesis account of creation is the literal, reliable manner by which God spoke the world into existence. God’s creation is always good.

Genesis 1:1Exodus 20:11Acts 4:24Colossians 1:16-17Hebrews 11:3John 1:3;Genesis 2:21-23Acts 17:23-26

About the Fall of Man

Humans were created in innocence under God’s supervision and willfully chose to rebel against God. As a result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, all humanity is sinful before God.

Genesis 3:1-624Romans 5:1219Romans 3:10-19Ephesians 2:1-3Romans 1:18;Galatians 3:22

About Salvation

The salvation of people is completely the work of God’s grace. Through Christ’s voluntary death on the cross, subsequent burial, and literal resurrection, a way to the Father was created. Christ offers salvation to any and all who will confess their sins and place their faith and trust in Him for eternal life. Jesus provides the only access to the Father and heaven. And though we are saved by grace alone, evidence of salvation will be visible as we remain in Him.

Ephesians 2:8,9Romans 3:24,25John 3:16Isaiah 53:4-71 Peter 2:24John 14:6John 15:1-17

About the Church

The church is a congregation of baptized believers connected by their faith in God and their allegiance to Christ. Two ordinances are to be observed by the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Our mission at Grace is to make and grow believers in Christ who worship God, minister His Word, and serve others.

Acts 2:41,42Ephesians 1:22,231 Corinthians 12:48-111 Timothy 3:1-13Colossians 1:181 Peter 5:1-4

About Missions

The Great Commission Jesus gave in Matthew 28:19,20 serves as the unmistakable theme of His missionary vision. Missions, then, is taking the good news of God to people of all nations, teaching and growing them in Christian maturity.

Matthew 28:18-20Mark 16:15John 20:21Acts 1:8Romans 10:13-15