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What we believe

The beliefs held by our church community in Sacramento
Our Beliefs
We believe the Bible to be the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.

There is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God the Father has spoken to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. In Jesus, God became man to reveal the Father to us and to save us from our sins. Forever He is fully God and fully man.

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, became our atoning sacrifice through His death, was raised from the dead, ascended to His Father and will personally return in power and glory to the earth.

Although we are created in the image of God, we have nonetheless “all sinned” (Romans 3:23). Until we call upon Christ to forgive our sins and become our Master, Scripture claims we are under the dominion of Satan and are members of the domain of darkness. Only through faith in Jesus Christ and the cleansing of His blood can we be saved. When we believe in Him our sins are forgiven, and we are rescued from the dominion of darkness and transferred into His Kingdom (Colossians 1:13).

The Father and the Son have given the Holy Spirit to regenerate us, transform us into the image of Christ, and equip us for service. Personal holiness, healing, the fullness of the Spirit and all the spiritual gifts received in the days of the New Testament are available now and should be eagerly desired (1 Corinthians 14:1).

We long for the return of Christ, at which time He will rectify everything that is presently wrong. Until then, we are to work faithfully to bring the world to Him though evangelism and discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20).

When Jesus Christ returns, dead believers will be physically resurrected. Believers still living will also receive their glorified bodies. Unbelievers will also be raised. Then there will be a judgment. Those who are in Christ will live with Him forever. Those who are not will be cast into hell.

The church as the body of Christ has been given special gifts (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, etc.) to equip every member of the body to do the work of ministry. The Church is entrusted with the ordinances of baptism in water, Holy Communion, the anointing of the sick, the marriage ceremony, the appointment of called persons to specific ministries, and with the preaching of the Word.

Ultimately, we believe exactly what the Bible teaches on any subject. It is the absolute and infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct because God inspired every word of it in its original form.