We believe God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit make up the triune God. We are, along with all humanity (Christ excluded), by birth and action sinners. Sinners are saved through the redemptive work of God, specifically the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ. It is through the life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ that sinners can be saved. (John 3:16 ESV)
God created humanity in his image. As Christians, we are called to worship God alone. Worship is meant to bring glory to God through all aspects of the service and the life of a Christian. (Psalm 100 ESV)
We believe God’s Word, the Bible, is true, authoritative, and sufficient. It reveals God’s redemptive plan for all of humanity. It is alive, active, and empowered through the Spirit of God. It has been safeguarded throughout history and remains infallible. We believe that biblical teaching should be the foundation of the church. (Psalm 19:7-11 ESV)
We believe the Great Commission has been ascribed to all believers that all tribes, tongues and nations may come to know the everlasting life found in Christ and ultimately bring glory to God. Discipleship is a key aspect of who we are at Grace Chapel, which includes outreach in our own community and all the nations. (Matthew 28:16-20 ESV)
Isaiah 45:5-6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5
The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit. The Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son.
Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
I am, along with all humanity (Christ excluded), by birth and action a sinner.
Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3
The deserved penalty for sin is death (Hell), both physical and spiritual.
Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human .
Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3
Jesus Christ died as the substitutionary atonement to pay the penalty for sin.
John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4;1 Peter 3:18
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead.
Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34
Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.
John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7
There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15
Only by trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone can I be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.
John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21- 26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6