Shepherd of the Valley

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

 
 

Our Statement of Faith

 

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of  God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the  Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, according to the Scriptures.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the whole world, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood, according to the Scriptures.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven and His present life there as the Great High Priest and Advocate for all believers.

We believe in the personal, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; our blessed hope.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, third Person in the Trinity, Who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the life of every believer, and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, thereby incurring not only physical, but spiritual death (which is separation from God); and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature which is manifested in thought, word, and deed.

We believe that salvation is the gift of God, offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.

All who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God and heirs of eternal life. This is a relationship in which believers are eternally secure.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in hell, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven.

We believe that Satan is a personal being, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall of man. We also believe that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man.

We further believe that Satan is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men; and that he, all his angels, and all who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour will eternally perish in the Lake of Fire, according to the Scriptures.

We believe that the ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are baptism following conversion and the Lord's Table (Communion).

We believe in the Church, the Body of Christ, whose mission it is to preach the Gospel to every creature in all the world, making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.