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First Church Heights

What We Believe

The Scriptures Inspired

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)

The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM", the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, Who in time was born of a virgin; He lived a perfect, sinless life and died on the cross in our place to be the Savior of mankind; He was buried and rose again from the dead; He ascended to heaven from whence He will return in power and glory. (Matthew 16:15-17, Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Peter 2:21-25, 1 John 3:5, 1 Corinthians 3:4)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, being the Agent of regeneration, baptizes, seals, indwells, and empowers every true Christian from the moment of salvation. (John 14:16-17 & 26, John 16:5-15, Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 5:16-26)

The Bible

The Bible, comprising the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the sacred Scriptures of Christians; is the inspired Word of God; and is inerrant and authoritative in its entirety. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Man

All mankind are sinners at/from birth and by nature and, therefore, guilty before God and in need of the Savior. (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:10)

Salvation

There is only one Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6), and one means of salvation (Acts 4:12), personal faith in Christ, and His finished work on the cross. Once saved, born-again believers cannot lose their salvation. (John 10:27-29, John 3:16)

The Resurrection

All who have trusted Christ for salvation will be resurrected to eternal life in God's presence. All who have not trusted/believed in Christ for salvation will be resurrected to eternal condemnation. (John 5:24, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:8-9)