Life Church Believe

What We believe

We trust in the Lord and his Word in both faith and works. Defining believing as how our “being lives” or is “alive” spirit, soul, and body in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

We worship the Lord Jesus Christ as in beholding His glory with our whole heart. Singing praises and creating music that is inspired by the Holy Spirit and our hearts to give glory, honor, and praise to our God.

The Life Church, What We Believe

We realize our true personal relationship with Christ grants to us the fulfillment of true unconditional love with God that enables us to love one another.

 

We believe:

 

  • That Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God; that He was eternally preexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit; that He became incarnate as the virgin born Savior of the world; that by His sinless life, atoning death on the Cross and through His bodily resurrection He completed God’s sole plan for the redemption of fallen humanity; that Jesus is the King of Glory, who is now ascended to the right hand of God as His Majesty on high, where He ever lives to make intercession for us, and from whence He will yet return to earth again.

 

  • That these truths are revealed in the Holy Bible, which is the Holy Spirit inspired and infallible Word of God contained in books of the Old and New Testament, inerrant as given in their original form; that the Bible is the conclusive and final authority provided to humankind, revealing the ultimate Way, the Truth, and the Life that alone can satisfy our need and hunger.

 

  • That the Scriptures join with God’s revelation of Himself in His Messiah and in His Creation to show us the goodness and glory of the Eternal Godhead – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Creator and sustainer of all things visible and invisible, the everywhere present, almighty, all-knowing, all-loving One, whose benevolent laws have framed humankind’s promise and potential, and whose redeeming grace alone provides for humankind’s salvation and restoration.

 

  • That the Gospel is the full message of this salvation and restoration; announcing that forgiveness of sings, restoration unto the Father’s will and the promise of eternal life are available through repentance and faith in Jesus the Savior; that this faith brings new birth into the Kingdom of God whereby the Creator’s loving purpose for each individual may be realized by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

  • That the Church is constituted of all those who have believed and received the Gospel; that the global Church’s essential unity is to be rooted in our mutual acknowledgment of the Saviorhood and Lordship of Jesus the Messiah, not in requirements of creedal accord, but in brotherly love; that each community, ethnicity and institution within the global Church should receive the respect and acceptance of the other, allowing one another the liberty of doctrinal distinctive, cultural uniqueness or ministry emphasis without criticism, debate or judgmentalism.

 

  • That the whole Church is commissioned by her Lord to take the whole Gospel to the whole world, declaring the message that all may be reconciled to God in Jesus’ Name’; that even as Jesus, the Son, was sent as our Redeemer from heaven, the Holy Spirit has been sent to enable the living Church to spread this good news, to minister the love of God in every way consistent with his will and truth.

 

  • That the fullness of the Holy Spirit is the fountainhead of the Church’s capacity for witness and ministry; that as the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit Jesus, Himself, directs each of His own to receive His power from on high, that each being filled today in the same way as the earliest believers we may work the same works today, in Jesus’ Name’; that the gifts, fruit and power of the Spirit are essential for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be preached to all the world for a witness, and then the end shall come.

 

  • That according to the Scriptures, the end of all things is at hand; that vital believers will always balance their care and service of life’s most practical daily issues with their warm expectation of the imminent return of our Savior from heaven; that at His return He will judge the living and the dead according to the righteousness of God, each one receiving their just reward of either gain or eternal loss.

 

  • That the holy ordinance of baptism in water (burial with Christ) should be observed in obedience to the Scriptures by all that have repented of their since and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Lord and Savior. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life.

 

  • That the holy ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the spiritual and symbolic expression of our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and prophecy of His Second Coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes.”

 

  • That the institution of marriage is sacred and designed by God between one man and one woman.

 

  • That life begins at conception as a creative miracle of God.

 

  • That every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry.

     

Holy Ordinances

 

  • The Lord’s Supper – (Communion): The Holy Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures.

  • Water Baptism: The Holy Ordinance of water baptism shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls.