Grace Chapel – What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the Word of God. We believe the writings contained in the Scriptures are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe the Bible is the absolute authority in matters of faith and life.
We believe that there is one only God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Virgin Birth
We believe Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin, Mary. We believe Jesus is true God and true man. We believe He lived a perfect and sinless life.
We believe in the concept and reality of sin. We believe sin is any thought, word or deed in contrast to the principles and commands found in the Bible. We believe sin can be either an act of omission or commission. The Bible does not grade or classify sin as mortal or venial. Personal sin has both temporal and eternal consequences. The advent of sin resulted in both physical death and spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God.
We believe our salvation cannot be earned and is never deserved. We believe Jesus died for the sins of the world as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe the “good news” that Jesus died on their behalf, to pay a sin debt we could never pay, are reconciled to God and are adopted into the family of God. We are saved by grace through faith, not by behavior, good intentions, church membership, attendance or acts of penance.
Baptism and The Lord’s Table
We believe local assemblies of followers of Jesus should regularly baptize individuals as they come to faith in Jesus and celebrate the Lord’s Table. We believe the Lord’s Table is the occasion for believers to reflect on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. There is no merit or grace connected to the Lord’s Table other than the blessing connected with times of reflection and repentance.
We believe the Easter narrative. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as Advocate, and the only Mediator between God and man.
We believed Jesus’ last words when He said He would return to earth. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Jesus to set up His Kingdom upon the earth, where He will reign in righteousness and justice.
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Constitution of Grace Chapel
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Policies Procedures Practices of Grace Chapel