What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church. These beliefs are based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of Scripture.

God

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct "persons": God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere present all at the same time. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible (Genesis 1:1). God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8).

Revelation

God reveals himself to us through natural and special revelation. Natural revelation showcases God's divine nature and his eternal powers in creation (Romans 1:20). Special revelations of God include God the Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15); God the Holy Spirit, who guides us into the truth (John 16:13); and the holy scriptures (1 Peter 3:15).

Sin & Grace

We believe that all human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) but fall short of living up to God's standard (Romans 3:23). We affirm that God is pursuing reconciliation with all of us through the sacrificial death of God the Son, Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18). This reconciliation is accomplished only by God's grace through our faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8).

Faith

Our response to the sacrificial death of Jesus is adoration and worship of God. We do this by submitting to God as the true king of our lives and partnering with him to shine his light in this world (2 Corinthians 4:7). We are not able to accomplish this on our own but with God the Holy Spirit living inside of us (Luke 24:49).

The Church

The Church is a group of believers who are the visible body of Christ  (1 Corinthians 12:27), sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of the dead. Jesus Christ was risen from the grave after his sacrificial death on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:4). Jesus Christ is the first fruit of this resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:23) but he isn't the only one. Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead (Acts 10:42) and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth (Revelation 21:1-3) where all believers will dwell with him eternally.

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