What We Believe
WHAT WE AT LIFEPOINT BELIEVE…
about God: He is God and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-5; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
about Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4;1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15
about the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift or gifts when they are saved. As Christians we must seek to live under His control daily.
John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
about the Bible: The Bible is a love letter from God to man. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living. God inspired it; therefore it is truth without any mixture of error from Genesis to Revelation.
Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
about Human Beings: People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates us from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23
about Salvation: Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. The penalty of sin is death, which is eternal separation from God. Eternal life begins the moment that one receives Jesus Christ into their life through faith.
John 1:12, 14:6; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
about Eternity: People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with God is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Daniel 12:2; Isaiah 26:19; Matthew 25:41; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16, 5:28-29, 14:17;
Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 7:9-17, 20
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