From The Heart of David

About Us: What We Believe

"These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:31)

We believe ...

We believe there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All things were created by and for the Son in relation to the Father. The Father sent His only Son to become the redemption for lost mankind (John 3:16). The Holy Spirit was sent to complete the mission of Christ through His Body the Church.

The Holy Spirit 

The person of the Holy Spirit lives within the heart of the true Christian providing the power to obey God's word, convicting of sin, teaching and leading into all truth, providing comfort in time of distress, unifying all true believers in a bond of love. The Holy Spirit is the way that God communicates with His people through opening up the written Word to the mind and through inner communication of the heart. The Holy Spirit brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His grace-gifts. (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

Jesus Christ 

We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love. (John 1:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Jesus Christ is central to all true healing and freedom. Apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).

The Bible 

We believe that the Bible is God's Divine inspired revelation to mankind. It speaks to us with authority and without error in its original form (2Timothy 3:16-17), and it is timeless and relevant for all circumstances.

The Church 

The church is the community of God's people rather than an institution, and must not be identified with any particular culture, social or political system, or human ideology.

The church is universally made up of all people who believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins and who are partakers of the Divine nature. The indwelling of the Spirit of Christ is the determining factor of one's authentic faith relationship with God, not one's denomination, religious practice, or performance in Christian disciplines. For "… if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him" (Romans 8:9).

The primary call and mission of the church to go forth and proclaim the good news of salvation and freedom in Christ to all the world (Matt. 28:19-20), to destroy the works of the evil one (1 John 3:8), to bring truth to those held captive by the grip of the kingdom of darkness, and prepare the way for His second coming by making ready His bride (Luke 4:18).

We believe in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 22:37-40)

The Human Condition 

All people are born with a fallen nature. In this fallen state our heart is separated from God and continually evil. Those who do not respond in faith to God's gracious free gift through the Savior, Jesus Christ live in a fallen state and will be eternally separated from God in an eternal hell. Those who come to Christ in faith will be made a new creature, by the power of the Holy Spirit and live in heaven for all eternity. (Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:5-7)

We believe in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost. (Matthew 25:31-46)

 

 

 

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