RENEW CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH
THE BIBLE is inspired and is GOD’S word to all people. The HOLY SPIRIT inspired human writers to write the TRUTH. Therefore, we believe the BIBLE is without error and RELEVANT to our daily lives. ISAIAH 40:8, ROMANS 15:4, ROMANS 16:25-26, HEBREWS 4:12, 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17,1 PETER 4:25, 2 PETER 1:20-21.
ONE GOD, who is revealed to the world in 3 distinct persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Known as the TRINITY these 3 are COEQUAL and have the same AUTHORITY and POWER but they serve different functions. MATTHEW 2:18, MARK 1:9-11,LUKE 1:35.
JESUS was born of a virgin and lived a complete SINLESS life. While on Earth HE was 100% Human and 100% God. He DIED for our Sins, was buried and RAISED TO LIFE so we can LIVE. He is the only way to bring people far from God back to a relationship with HIM. JOHN 1:1, PHILLIPIANS 2:5-11, 1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6, 1 TIMOTHY 3:16.
MAN was made in the PERFECT image of God and created to have fellowship with HIM but through sinful disobedience that relationship became destroyed. As a result, people can’t have a right relationship with God on their OWN efforts. Genesis 1:26-27, Jeremiah 17:5, ROMANS 3:10-12, ROMANS 6:6, 1 CORINTHIANS 15:21-22, COLOSSIANS 1:21-22
SALVATION through FAITH in Jesus. The blood of Jesus was shed on the cross and provides the ONLY WAY to FORGIVENESS. Salvation is a GIFT from God and cannot be earned on our own through our works. It simply occurs when someone places their faith in the DEATH and RESURRECTION of Jesus as the PAYMENT of their sin. ROMANS 10:9-10, GALATIANS 2:20, EPHESIANS 2:8-10, TITUS 3:5.
ETERNITY can be spent WITH GOD through forgiveness and salvation or separated from Him by sin. Man was created to live forever. To be eternally separated from God is hell where they will be tormented by the Devil and his fallen angels. To eternally dwell with Him is in Heaven. Both are real places of eternal existence. JOHN 3:16, ROMANS 6:23, REVELATION 20:15
BAPTISM is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Once we have ACCEPTED JESUS we can take a step in obedience and publicly declare our NEW LIFE in Christ through baptism. This allows us to FOLLOW the example of Jesus. MATTHEW 3:16-16, MATTHEW 18:18-20, ACTS 2:41, ACTS 1:5, ACTS 2:38-39.
CHURCH is the body of Christ. It is a place where BELIEVERS gather together and learn about the Word of God. The purpose of the church is to LOVE GOD and in UNITY make Him known to the WORLD by GLORIFYING HIM. MATTHEW 18:15-20, 1 CORINTHIANS 7:17, EPHESIANS 1:22, COLOSSIANS 1:18, COLOSSIANS 3:15