The doctrinal basis of Christ Community is a belief in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Sprit; in the verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament in the original manuscripts; in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and His substitutionary atonement of our sins, and that He rose again for our justification; in the bodily resurrection of the dead both the just and the unjust; in the eternal joy of the saved and the eternal punishment of the lost; and in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take His Church to be with Himself and then to return with us to reign over His Kingdom.

 

Creation

We believe that the existence of God is the singular irreducible beginning of all things both physical and spiritual. We affirm that God created the universe and everything in it (Genesis 1:1).

 

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that spiritual death, that is the total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire human race, with the exception of the God/Man, Jesus Christ; and that every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature which not only possesses no spark of divine life, but is essentially and unchangeably bad (Romans 3:10-18).

 

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that our redemption and salvation is guaranteed to us by HIs literal physical resurrection from the dead and that He is the only way of salvation for the entire human race (John 1:1,14; Luke 1:35, Romans 3:24-26, 4:25; John 14:6).

 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the entire world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He also in this present age regenerates believers in Christ, baptizes them into the Church, the Body of Christ, indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon each one, and fills those yielded to Him (John 15:26-27; 16:7-15; I Cor. 12:13; John 14:16; Eph. 4:30; I Cor. 12:4-11; Eph. 5:18).

 

The Church

We believe that the Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations (Eph. 1:23-24; 5:25-27; I Cor. 12:12).

 

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