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What We Believe

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, our only rule for faith and practice. (II Tim.3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)

WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; each of whom is equal in being, power and glory. (Matt. 28:19; John 6:27; Heb. 1:8; Acts 5:3-4)

WE BELIEVE in the distinct personality of Satan, and that he is the “god of this age,” author of all the powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matt. 4:1-3; 2Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10)

WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sin nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and, of himself, totally unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:10-19; Eph. 2:1-3, 12)

WE BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God’s only begotten Son, His virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial atoning death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, literal imminent return. (John 1:1-3, 29; 3:16; Luke 24:36-43; John 14:1-3)

WE BELIEVE in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that salvation delivers the believer in Christ from the penalty and power of sin, and ultimately from the very presence of sin. (Rom. 3:24; Eph. 2:8-9; John 10:27-28; I John 5:13)

WE BELIEVE that all who take Christ as their Savior are born from above by action of the Holy Spirit and are eternally secure in Christ. (John 10:28-29; Rom. 8:35-39; Phil.1:6)

WE BELIEVE in the Church which is the body and bride of Jesus Christ, whose purpose is to worship, pray, fellowship, teach, witness of Christ, and observe the ordinances of her Lord which are baptism of believers by immersion and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. (Eph. 5:25-32; Matt. 28:20; I Cor. 11:23-24)

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit seals, baptizes, indwells and regenerates all believing sinners at the moment of conversion. We believe that He sovereignly gives every Christian at least one spiritual gift for service. Further that these gifts are for the edification of the body and not the individual. While we hold to the teaching that God can and still does perform miracles such as healing, we do not believe that He still gifts individuals with the sign gifts (speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, healings, miracles) as He did in the apostolic age. (1Cor. 12:13; I Pet. 4:10; Eph. 1:13; John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5; 1Cor. 14:22; Heb. 2:4)

WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures provide a literal and historical account of God’s creation of all things. The climax of the six days of creation was the special, immediate and personal creation of human life. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were directly created, not evolved from previous life forms. God created humans, male and female, in His image. (Gen. 1, 2; Col. 1:16-17; John 1:3)

WE BELIEVE that human life begins at conception and that God has created all human beings, unalterably, as biologically male or female. From creation, marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman that should be marked by sexual purity, by sacrificial male leadership, and by recognizing the divine blessing of children. (Genesis 1:27; 2:7-25; Ephesians 5:22-33; Psalm 127:3-4; Colossians 3:18-19)

WE BELIEVE in the bodily, personal, imminent, pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ; that He will come before the seven­-year tribulation period to catch away His Church, coming only into the air, and that He will come again with His Church at the close of the tribulation to judge the living nations and to set up His kingdom. (1Thess. 4:13-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 19:11-21)

We acknowledge that the above articles of faith in no way exhaust the content of our faith which is the entire Word of God. Furthermore, the verses given are listed only as illustrative and should not be construed as proof texts or as exhaustive in nature. We do believe that these articles are a true representation of the sound doctrine taught in the Scriptures.

Additionally, we adhere to the same comprehensive doctrinal statement as held by Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. You can view this document by clicking on the file below.

Grace Community Church Doctrinal Statement