What We Believe
“Let there be unity in the essentials, liberality in the non-essentials, and charity in all things.” – Augustine of Hippo, 5th century bishop
At Christ Church we major on the big beliefs of classic Christianity, while embracing a peaceable range of opinion on lesser matters. Members of Christ Church regard the following convictions as among the essentials of historic Christian faith:
- The Authority of Scripture. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
- The Triune God. We believe there is but one living and true God, subsisting in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- equal in power and glory; and that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
- The Saving Work of Jesus. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and that through his life, death, and resurrection, an atonement was made for sin and redemption was provided for all humanity.
- The Necessity of Personal Response. We believe that repentance for sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as a personal Savior is the one and only way by which sinful persons can inherit eternal life.
- The Renewing Work of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit regenerates the soul and brings men and women into saved relations with God. The Spirit is the Comforter and Guide of all who receive Jesus Christ as a personal Savior.
- The Historic Faith of the Church. We believe that the Apostles' Creed embodies the fundamental facts of the Christian faith.
If you are just inquiring about the Christian faith, we invite your earnest questions as we seek God's truth and grace together.