Statement of Basic Beliefs

Our Basic Beliefs

1.      We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and that it is our only infallible rule for faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16

2.      We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Isaiah 46:9, Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14

3.      We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; sinless life; His death for our sins as a subsitutionary sacrifice; His bodily resurrection; and future physical return to earth to set up His kingdom. Matthew 18:23, Hebrews 4:15, Romans 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

4.      We believe man was created in the image of God; he sinned, bringing upon himself and the human race both physical and spiritual death which is separation from God; and all human beings have a sin nature in need of redemption. Genesis 1:26, Romans 3:9-23

5.      We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the redeeming death of Jesus Christ, not of works of our own; that all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born again, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and adopted into the family of God. Ephesians 2:8-9

6.      We believe that the church is a group of persons professing trust in Jesus Christ, meeting together to worship Him, and seeking to enlist others to become His followers. Acts 2:40-47, Romans 16:3-5, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

7.      We believe that the local church is God’s chief agency in the world today, through which Christ works to bring the Good News of His salvation to the world. Matthew 28:19-20

 

Concerning Biblical Ordinances

1.      The Lord’s Supper was commanded by Christ in Luke 22:19, and shall be held as often as the Elders shall direct. It is not a biblical requirement for salvation, but a commemoration of the Lord’s death for our sins until He returns.

2.      Baptism of believers by immersion was commanded by Christ, and symbolizes their identification with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is not a biblical requirement for salvation, but is an act of obedience to our Lord, and is encouraged by the Nenana Community Church. Romans 6:3-4, Matthew 28:19-20