<p>Statement of Faith<br />
Scriptures are Fundamental Truths and Doctrine</p>
Statement of Faith
Scriptures are Fundamental Truths and Doctrine

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

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



The Godhead

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




The Son

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


Ministries

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


Water Baptism

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.
Matthew 28:18-20


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…
Romans 3:23

Demonstration – God demonstrated His love towards us…
Romans 5:8

Consequences – For the wages of sin is death…
Romans 6:23

The way out Romans 10:9-10
If you would confess with your mouth…

Call on His nameRomans 10:13
For whosoever calls on His name…

DetermineRomans 11:36
Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life T-O-D-A-Y!