Home Church Statement of Faith

  1. We believe in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe the eternal Godhead is revealed in Scripture as one God, existing in three persons - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. The Godhead is distinguishable but indivisible; co-eternal, co-existent, co-equal in nature, attributes, power and glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4-6)
  3. We believe in the only Savior of men; the Lord Jesus Christ conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; the living God and a real man. (1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 1:22-23)
  4. We believe in the creation, test, and fall of man as recorded in Genesis.
  5. We believe man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, by voluntary transgression and willful disobedience fell and thereby incurred not only physical death; but spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
  6. We believe in the gospel of the grace of God how that Christ was crucified and died for our sins, was buried, and on the third day rose again for the justification of mankind. (Hebrews 9:28)
  7. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace alone, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Christ on our behalf, upon the cross of Calvary. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  8. We believe man’s only hope is redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    • a. Conditions of Salvation – Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:46-47; John 3:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)
    • b. The inward evidence is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16; 1 John 5:10-12)
    • c. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12; 2 Timothy 2:19)
  9. We believe in water baptism of believers by immersion. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
  10. We believe in the filling of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, leading to the Spirit filled life. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2; 5-7; Ephesians 5:18-21)
  11. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to be active in the life of every believer. (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12)
  12. We believe in the Lord’s Supper for believers. The Lord’s Supper is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26) to be participated in by all believers until He returns.
  13. We believe Jesus made provision in the atonement for our healing and health (1 Peter 2:24) and we believe in the practice of praying for the sick. (James 5:14-16)
  14. We believe in the eternal life of the believer and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever.
  15. We believe in the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
  16. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, God’s people, called out, gathered, assembled, equipped, trained, and sent into the world on a mission to preach the gospel, make disciples and build local churches in every community. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; 4:4-16; Hebrews 12:23)
  17. We believe in a divinely called five-fold ministry for the equipping of God’s people, the church, to do the work of ministry, evangelize, and transform the world. (Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)
  18. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church. (Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:28)
  19. We believe that all persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him; that God’s design was the creation of two distinct and complementary sexes, male and female; that this design is perfect and integral to the very biology of the human race; that sexual intimacy is intended for marriage (defined as one woman and one man joined in a lifelong, legal union) and sexual intimacy outside of this protective bond is contrary to God’s good design for our humanity. Because of our love for the Gospel and urgency for the Great Commission, we must include the declaration of the whole counsel of God, proclaiming what the Holy Scriptures teach regarding the creation of both male and female persons and their distinctive design, created in His image and for His glory. (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 20:27