BASIC BELIEFS OF CITYWIDE
There is only one God. Deut. 6:4
He is Perfectly Holy, Just and Merciful. Exodus 34:6-7
He has revealed himself as Triune in Nature (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). Matthew 18:19-20
The Bible is God’s Word.
Every Word is the Word of God. Proverbs 30:5
It is Perfect. It contains no errors about any subject. 2 Timothy 3:16
It is the Absolute authority for all we believe and how we live. Acts 5:29
Mankind was created in the image of God, but was corrupted by sin.
God designed mankind to have a personal relationship with him. Genesis 1:27
This relationship was severed because of sin. Gen. 3:23-24
Every person must be Born-Again by the Spirit of God to know God personally. John 3:3
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of the world.
Jesus is God. Therefore, he has all of the attributes and nature of God. John 1:1
He was never created. He had no beginning. Hebrews 13:8
At the appointed time he stepped into history and became a Man. 2 Timothy 3:16
He was conceived of the Holy Spirit in womb of a virgin. Matthew 1:23
He was fully God, robed in a fully human nature. He was sinless in every way. Heb. 4:15
He offered himself to die for our sins on the Cross. Isaiah 53
He experienced the wrath and justice of God against every sin ever committed. 1 John 2:2
He raised himself literally, bodily from the dead. John 2:19
He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 1
He now acts as the one Mediator between God and Mankind. 1 Timothy 2:5
Whoever Repents and Believes the Gospel is Born-Again.
We must Repent, which mean to change our minds and turn to God. Mark 1:15
We must confess our sinfulness to God and agree with him. 1 John 1:9
We must believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus to be saved. Romans 10:9-10, 13
We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Ephesians 2:8-9
The Holy Spirit washes and eternally indwells each person who is born-again! Titus 3:5
Jesus established his Church and is still working in and through it in the world today.
A church of Jesus is made up of born-again, baptized believers in Jesus. Acts 2:41
They covenant together to be faithful to Jesus, the Bible and each other. Hebrews 10:24-25
The church is led by God called and appointed Elders and Deacons. Philippians 1:1
Jesus commissioned his church to love one another and to make disciples. Mat. 28:19-20
Jesus is coming to earth again as a Judge and King.
The saved will be judged for their works, and will eternally rule and reign with Jesus. 2 Cor. 3
The lost will be judged for their sins and be eternally separated from God. Revelation 20:11-15
Heaven and Hell are literal, physical places. Revelation 20-22