Statement of Faith

Mission Statement

Community Bible Church is a Bible-based community who glorifies Jesus Christ through Worship, Discipleship, and Outreach.

Core Beliefs

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God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons (Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14).

Jesus

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

(John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18),

His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory: first, to rapture His church

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), and second, to establish the Kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6).

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Waterfall Sky Valley, Georgia

Holy Spirit

We believe that God gives His Holy Spirit to dwell in the lives of “born again” believers as a guarantee of our inheritance and salvation through Jesus (Acts 2:38, 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:14).

 

We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification) wrought in a believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).

People

We believe that every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

 

We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, and we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23).

 

We believe that forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust in Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16).

 

We believe that those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38).

Pastor Steve Kerhoulas at new church site Scaly Mountain NC

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority in life and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105).

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the tasks of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16, Matthew 28:19-20)

 

We believe that every member of the body is a minister;

the Elders and staff are to help equip the members for their ministry. (1 Peter 2:5, Ephesians 4:11-12)

 

We believe in divine healing for the spirit, mind, and body; and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer.

(Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24, James 5:13-15)

 

We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return and that all those who have been saved will be with the Lord forever in eternity.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

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