This is what we agree to believe at Grace Chapel.
We believe God has revealed himself to us through His Word, the Holy Bible. It is divinely inspired, infallible, authoritative and complete. Inspired by the Holy Spirit it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, Rev. 22:18-19, Luke 21:33, Isaiah 40:7-8
We believe there is one living, eternal and true God manifested in three distinct persons – the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Equal in divine perfection they execute distinct yet harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
Deuteronomy 4:35, 6:4, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 12:4-6, Ephesians 4:4-6
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who receive Him through Jesus Christ His Son.
Isaiah 48:12; Ps. 95:3,6; Is. 40:21-26; Ps. 139:1-12; Jn. 7:37,38
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return for His church and with His church in power and glory. He is Very God and Very Man.
Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20; Romans 3:25; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. In the present age He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness, He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony, He is the agent in the new birth, indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, and every believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and He bestows gifts as He wills.
Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; I Corinthians 3:16-17.
We believe in the depravity of man, that all men are sinners by nature separated from God and are therefore in need of salvation, divine redemption through personal regeneration. We believe that those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are "saved", "born from above", "regenerated" by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is a gift from God which is received by man and cannot be earned.
Romans 3:23; Acts 10:47-48; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 10:9
We believe that all believers are indwelt with the person of the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration, given every spiritual blessing, all things pertaining to life and godliness, and empowered with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit , drawing upon the resources available through the resurrected Christ, to the end that our lives increasingly manifest the very life, character, and power of Christ.
Acts 2:38, II Peter 1:3, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 2:1-6, II Corinthians 3:16, Romans 12:1-3, Galatians 2:20.
We believe God can bring deliverance to the sick and afflicted and that it is the privilege of all believers to pray for His healing virtue.
Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14; Isaiah 5:14.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who have a credible profession of faith, and have associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that the calling of the church is to be the very presence of Christ in the midst of the world, standing as a testimony of His life and character. We believe that the testimony of Christ’s life is seen most fully in the corporate expression of His life that is the church, and that when God calls people unto life with Himself He necessarily calls them into fellowship with other believers as well.
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two sacraments to the local church: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that baptism signifies and symbolizes our new life in Christ. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death and signifies Christian life continued. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4.
We believe Jesus Christ will physically return to receive His Bride, the Church and establish His eternal kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal blessedness of those made righteous in and through Christ in a new heaven and earth, and the eternal punishment of the wicked in hell.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Mark 9:43-48; John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:4-15.