Life of Calling
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HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER.

PSALMS 1:3

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

We believe in the inspiration, infallibility, and absolute authority of God’s revelation as recorded in the scriptures.

We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe that each individual must experience a personal regeneration, being born again of the Holy Spirit by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, thereby becoming a child of God.

We believe that life conforming to the teaching of Christ is an essential evidence of a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that sanctification begins at the moment of conversion (initial sanctification). From that moment there is a gradual or progressive sanctification as the believer walks with God. This progressive sanctification or growth in grace prepares the believer for the subsequent crisis cleansing of the Holy Spirit (entire sanctification). The believer’s growth in grace after entire sanctification will continue until one reaches heaven (final sanctification).

We believe that the Christian life is dependent upon walking in all the spiritual light revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer. Disobedience to the Spirit’s guidance/light can result in falling into sin. If the believer falls into sin, God’s grace and love is available for restoration.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the wicked.