Statement of Faith – Shining Light


Statement of Faith

We believe….

  • There is one true almighty God, who is the Creator of all things.
  • God exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • People are sinful by nature, and therefore alienated from God. We cannot bridge the gap that exists between us and God.
  • God gave his only son, Jesus Christ, as the way to reconciliation with God.
  • Jesus voluntarily bore the judgment due to us as sinners by dying on the cross in our place.
  • Jesus was raised from the dead. He conquered sin and death, and makes it possible for us to have a relationship with God.
  • Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace and not the result of human effort.
  • Salvation is received by repentance and putting faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The Holy Spirit dwells in each believer, transforming them and calling them to obedient service to God.
  • The Bible is the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God.
  • All people are created in the image of God and have God-given worth and dignity.
  • Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and all believers are united in Him.
  • God calls believers to proclaim the gospel to all people and make disciples.