Statement of Faith


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New Beginnings COTLG Avondale Statement of Faith

We Believe...

  1. The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to every situation. 2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21; Acts 1:1-3
  2. There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. John 10:30John 14:26Philippians 2:5-7; John 1:1
  3. God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted. Psalm 68:5,61 John 4:16, Isaiah 61:1-3, I Corinthians 13:13
  4. Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God. Genesis 1:261 Timothy 2:5; John 14:6
  5. We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favor.  Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:15-18
  6. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God. Romans 5:1Romans 3:23; Revelation 20:10b; John 3:16
  7. We believe in water baptism by submersion, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19Romans 6:4Matthew 3:13-17
  8. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God’s will. Matthew 3:11Acts 2:4; John 14:16; Acts 1:8
  9. God gives all believers spiritual gifts (i.e. speaking in tongues, etc). They are for the strengthening of God’s people (the Church) and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today.1 Corinthians 12:4-111 Peter 4:10; Romans 11:29; James 1:17
  10. Sanctification, which means to be set apart, is the ongoing process of allowing God’s character to be developed in us. Romans 6:19Galatians 5:22-25
  11. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
  12. Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus Christ, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration. Luke 9:11Matthew 9:35Acts 10:38Matthew 10:1
  13. The Bible describes hell as a real place of suffering and permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ. God’s desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth. Hebrews 9:27Revelation 20:12-15John 3:16-18; Matthew 25:41
  14. Jesus will return and take all those who have accepted Him as Savior to be with Him for eternity. Acts 1:111 Thessalonians 4:13-17Hebrews 9:28

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