Statement of Faith
Hope Christian Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, and adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
The Bible We believe the bible is the infallible revelation of God and therefore, the only authoritative and binding rule of faith and practice.
II Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22
We believe there is only one living and true God, manifesting himself in the persons of the trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – equal in every perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Deuteronomy 6:4; Galatians 3:20
We believe in the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, and physical resurrection of our Lord and Savior – That He is the very God and Creator of all things. Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:9-11
We believe in the universal depravity of man, hence the grace through faith in the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2: 8-9
Sanctification and Holiness
We believe in the sanctification and holiness of the believer by Holy Spirit. Luke 24:49; Titus 3:5-8
We believe water baptism is an ordinance commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ as and act of obedience, after salvation. It is not a means of salvation. We also believe water immersion to be the only biblical method of water baptism.
Colossians 2:11-14; Romans 6:3-5
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
We believe the gift of the Holy Spirit; miracles, healings, wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, tongues, interpretations of tongues, faith are for today, are in operation today, and are used for the edification of the church.
I Corinthians 12:3-11
The Great Commission
We believe our Lord gave the great commission to evangelize the world to His church.
The Second Coming
We believe in the personal and imminent second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ – first to come for His saints, then with them to rule and to judge. I Thessalonians 4:14-17
Steps to Salvation (Roman Road)
God the Creator – We must acknowledge God as the Creator.
Romans 1:20 – 21
Separation – For all have sinned and fallen short…
Demonstration – God demonstrated His love towards us…
Consequences – For the wages of sin is death…
The way out – Romans 10:9-10
If you would confess with your mouth…
Call on His name – Romans 10:13
For whosoever calls on His name…
Determine – Romans 11:36
Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life T-O-D-A-Y!