House on The Rock
Seven Things We Believe
We believe the bible is the inspired word of God without error in its original languages and was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Both the old and new testaments (66 books) contain the mind of God concerning His plan for humankind and is the only infallible guide in matters pertaining to doctrine and conduct in all areas of life.
We believe there is only one true God the creator and preserver of the heavens and the earth. He is perfect in knowledge, power, and purity. He is eternally existent in three Divine persons God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all people are created in the image and likeness of God. Adam and Eve doubted the integrity of God's words and disobeyed Him causing sin to come into the world, death and suffering came into the world through sin causing all people to inherit a fallen sinful nature which corrupts and distorts God's image in us. This has separated all human beings from God. Every person is eternally lost without God and is subject to the influence of their own fallen sinful nature.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternally pre-existent Son of God who came to earth being born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died on the Cross to free people from the power of sin. He rose from the dead on the third day and ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father.
We believe that being saved (born again) is a gift from God that cannot be earned through good works or behavior modification. Salvation is necessary for all human beings to escape being eternally lost without God. Salvation comes through believing and confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord over all and that he was raised from the dead and is seated at the right hand God the Father, and that all authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Him.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the working of the Holy Spirit dwelling inside every believer to empower them to live a progressively holy life. We believe in the active ministry of the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus Christ and explained in 1Corinthians 12:7-11 and Ephesians 4:11-13. The gifts of the Spirit are given for the benefit and maturing of the Church for service to others.
We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to this earth to judge the living and the dead. We believe that at the judgment seat of Christ, those who are saved will spend eternity with God, and those who have died without trusting Christ for the forgiveness of their sin will spend eternally lost without God (Revelation 20:11-15).