BASIC BELIEFS OF CITYWIDE

  God exists.

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