What We Believe
We believe the Bible is God's Holy Word written by divinely inspired men. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, is without error and points everyone to his Son Jesus. God's Word is the standard that we live by and the foundation upon which we build our lives, families, relationships, world views and ChristLife Church.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119: 11,89,105,140
Proverbs 30:5-6, Matthew 4:4, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:15-17,
Hebrews 4:12, James 1:22, 1 Peter 1:25, Revelation 22:18-19
God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the one and only true & living God. He exists as 1 Holy being in 3 distinct attributes & characteristics yet without division of his divine nature and power as God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit. God the Father is all knowing, all powerful, all present, all loving, He is the creator of the universe & world. He never changes and by him we live & exist to Glorify him.
Genesis 1:1, 2:7, Exodus 3:14, 20:2-3, Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Chronicles 29:10,
Jeremiah 10:10, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-4, Ephesians 4:4-6, Colossians 1:12-18
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that he was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect sinless life, gave his life upon a cross for the remission of our sins, arose 3 days later from the grave triumphantly, is seated at the right hand of the throne of God & will return to call his children home to set up his kingdom for all eternity. We believe that Jesus paid the price for our sins upon the cross & that he is the only way to salvation. We believe that he teaches us in his Word to follow him & become disciples of his so that our lives can be transformed by his power & we can go out into the world to spread the good news of the gospel message.
Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-23,3:17,14:33,28:1-6,18-20, Luke 22:70, 24:46-47,
John 1:1-2,10:30, Acts 1:9, 7:55-56, Romans 1:3-4, 3:23-26, 8:1-3, 10:9-13, 1 Corinthians 8:6,
Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 John 4:14-15
God the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the living God. The Holy Spirit teaches us all things and brings all things to our remembrance pertaining to the teaching & ministry of Christ. The Holy Spirit Glorifies the Father, convicts us of sin, comforts believers & gives believers spiritual gifts to be used for the perfecting of the kingdom, the work of the ministry, to Glorify God and draw mankind to salvation in Jesus.
Genesis 1:2, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Matthew 1:18, 3:16, John 4:24, 14:16-17,26,
Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 4:31, 8:17, 13:2, 19:1-6, Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27,
1 Corinthians 2:10-14, 3:16, 12:1-13, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18, 2 Peter 1:21
We believe that Salvation is the act of believing & confessing Jesus Christ as the Savior & Lord of your life. Salvation is God's chosen way of redeeming man to himself through the blood of his Son Jesus. Salvation is the forgiveness of man's sin through Jesus and is made available to everyone that will repent, believe and confess Jesus as the Lord of their life. Salvation occurs in our lives when we turn from our sins, confess Christ as our Lord and choose to follow & commit our lives to a daily walk with Jesus.
Matthew 1:21, 4:17-20, 16:21-26, 27:22-66, 28:1-6, Luke 2:28-32, John 1:12, 3:16-17,36, 5:24,
Acts 2:21, 4:12, 16:30-31, Romans 1:16-18, 3:23-25, 5:8-10, 10:9-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21,
Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Timothy 1:12, Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews 9:24-28,
James 2:14-26, Revelation 3:20
We believe that Baptism is the outward act of a believer in Christ identifying to the world that they have believed and trusted Jesus as Lord & Savior of their life. Baptism symbolizes the believers dying out to sin, burying their old life and being raised to walk in newness of life in the power of Jesus Christ. Christian Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20, John 3:23, Acts 2:40-42, 8:35-38, 16:30-33, Romans 6:1-6,
We believe that the Church is made of a local community of believers that have trusted Christ as their Savior and been baptized by faith. The church is the body of Christ on mission to take the Gospel message of Christ to the entire world. The Church's foundation is based on the Word of God and the fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world to God the Father through his blood shed on the cross. We believe that the Church is the instrument & vessel God chooses to use to teach & disciple believers into a mature, daily walk with him. Each member of the local church is to Abstain from evil, submit their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the leaders that God has placed and ordained at ChristLife Church.
Matthew 16:15-19, 18:15-20, Acts 2:41-47, 5:11-14, 13:1-3, 16:5, 20:28, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 7:17, 9:13-14, Galatians 6:1-2, Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:8-11, 5:22-32, Colossians 1:18,
1 Thessalonians 5:22, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Peter 5:1-4
We believe that God instituted & ordained the family as the foundation of society. The family consists of any person related to one another by blood, marriage or adoption. The Family & Home structure consists of God bringing together One Man & One Woman in Holy Matrimony, making a lifetime commitment to one another for companionship, intimacy, support & care. The model of the Family & Home is to be modeled after the way Christ so loved the church & gave himself for it in scripture. Children in the home are a blessing from God and are to be provided for, protected & led by the parents in the home. Parents are to teach their children spiritual & moral values to lead them to Christ in their life & be a service to the community around them. Children are to honor & obey their parents for this is right in the sight of God.
Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15-25, Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Joshua 24:15, Psalm 78:1-7, 127, 128, Proverbs 5:18-20, 12:4, 13:24, 18:22, 22:6, 22:15, 29:15, Matthew 18:1-5, 19:3-9,
Mark 10:6-9, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4,
1 Timothy 5:8,14, Titus 2:1-8, Hebrews 13:4
We believe that Man is a special creation by God to exhibit his Glory upon creation. Man was made in the image of God and He created male & female by his choosing to use them for his divine purposes & will. God created man in his perfection and Holiness but soon after man was tempted by the serpent in the garden to sin & due to sin, man fell from a state of perfection with God. The only way for man to be restored into a right relationship with God is through salvation by the blood of his Son Jesus. Since God created man in his own image and loves all people, salvation through Jesus is made available to everyone that will believe and that all men regardless of race, ethnicity, background or upbringing should be respected with all dignity with Christian love to bring everyone to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Genesis 1:26-30, 2:1-22, Psalm 8:3-6, 32:1-5, Jeremiah 17:5, Acts 17:26-31, Romans 1:19-32,
3:10-24, 5:12-19, 7:14-25, 1 Corinthians 1:21-31, Ephesians 2, Colossians 1:21-22
We believe in generous, cheerful, abundant, regular & liberal giving at ChristLife. We believe in the giving of our resources, income, time, talents and abilities to the Lord. Through giving we are thanking God for the blessing he has given to us and we use those blessings to bless others in their lives. We understand that all of our blessings come from our Heavenly Father & he entrusts us to be good stewards of the blessings he gives us. Through giving we are able to reach & minister to people, advance the Gospel all over the world, strengthen communities & bring hope to the hopeless.
Genesis 14:20, Leviticus 27:30-34, Deuteronomy 8:18, Malachi 3:8-12, Matthew 6:1-4, 19:21, 25:14-29, Luke 12:16-21, 16:1-13, Acts 2:44-47, 4:32-37, 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2,
2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Philippians 4:10-19, James 2:14-26.