What I Believe

What I Believe

I believe that there is one true God who exists in a perfect relationship of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

I believe that Satan was a powerful angel who rebelled against God and was kicked out of heaven. He now operates in this world as God’s enemy along with numerous fallen angels called demons. Though he is capable of much evil, he can only go as far as God allows. His final judgment is certain. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ephesians 6:10-12; Revelation 20:10)

I believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son. He willingly came to our world as a human being in order to show us what God is like, reveal God’s truth to us, and provide us with God’s salvation. Though He lived a perfect life, He was crucified, taking the death penalty that we deserved for our sin. After three days He rose from the dead, victorious over sin and death. (Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 9:14;12:2; I Peter 3:22)

I believe that salvation is available to everyone through Jesus and His death for us. This salvation can only be received by faith—it cannot be earned by religious works. Those who trust Christ for salvation are “born again.” Their sins are forgiven and they begin a relationship with God. (Romans 4:4-5; 5:1)

I believe that all those who are born again through faith in Christ make up the true church, the body of Christ.

I believe that all believers have been given the task of sharing the Good News with others with the intention of making other committed followers of Jesus. I believe that those who trust Christ should be baptized as a public testimony of their faith in Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)

I believe that Jesus is coming back to this world at any time. When He returns, those who have trusted Christ will be raised up to spend eternity with Jesus. Those who have refused to trust Christ will be judged and will face eternal punishment. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

I believe that remembering the Lord by sharing bread and wine together honors Jesus as a memorial of His death for us. It also spurs us on to live our lives for Him as we remember that He gave His life for us.

                                                                                                                         — Clement Zakkam


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