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Doctrine

About the Scriptures

We believe the Bible, in its original languages, is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and is the final authority for what we believe and how we behave. What God revealed in the autographs (original documents) of the Old and New Testaments, He has, through His providential protection, preserved from corruption during the process of transmission so that the 66 books of the Bible that we have today are the Word of God.

About God

We believe there is one God, creator of all things, eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - the Holy Trinity.

About Jesus

We believe God took on human form in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, was crucified for our sins, was buried, was bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father where He now serves as the believer's advocate before the Father, and will come again in power and glory.

About Humanity

We believe man was created in the image of God; since the fall of Adam all humans are born sinners unable to make themselves acceptable to God through their own efforts.

About Salvation

We believe personal salvation comes when the individual is called by God to repentance and accepts God's salvation by grace through faith in the substitutionary sacrificial death and shed blood of Jesus Christ.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that at the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit imparts new life to the believing sinner, baptizes the new believer into the body of Christ, and comes to permanently indwell him. The Holy Spirit guides, instructs, and empowers the believer to live a lifestyle that pleases and glorifies God. He endows believers with spiritual gifts for mutual edification and distinct ministries.

About Marriage

We believe "Marriage" is between one man and one woman as established in scripture. Marriage paints a picture of the union between Christ and His Church. It provides the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standard and God's means for procreation.

About Eternity

We believe there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead. Those who trusted in Jesus for their salvation will come into full possession of God's promise of eternal life with Him in heaven, while the unbeliever will be cast into eternal damnation and separation from God.

 Grace Community Church Constitution