What We Believe
At Church On The Rock we are all about – Loving God & Loving People
We Believe a Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will Grow a great church.
The Great Commandment: “Jesus said, You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Matthew 22:37-40
The Great Commission: Jesus Said, “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
THE 5 PURPOSES OF OUR CHURCH
- To Love God with all our heart is WORSHIP
- To Love your neighbor as yourself is MINISTRY
- To Go…make disciples is EVANGELISM
- To Baptize…is to INCORPORATE INTO FELLOWSHIP
- To Teach them…all things is DISCIPLESHIP
CHURCH ON THE ROCK EXISTS TO
- To CELEBRATE Gods Presence (worship)
- To DEMONSTRATE Gods Love (ministry)
- To COMMUNICATE Gods word (evangelism)
- To INCORPORATE Gods Family (fellowship)
- To EDUCATE Gods People (discipleship)
THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
ABOUT GOD God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2: 2 Corinthians 13:14
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved, including their prayer language, commonly referred to as tongues or the spiritual language. As Christians we seek daily to live under His control.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
ABOUT THE BIBLE The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160,12:6; Proverbs 30:5
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:32; Isaiah 59:1,2
ABOUT SALVATION Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
ABOUT ETERNITY People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9
ABOUT MARRIAGE We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. Scripture makes no provision or allowance for same sex marriage and is in fact against the word of God, which is our standard for right and wrong.
Genesis 2:18-24 Ephesians 5:31
ABOUT SEXUAL SINS Any form of sexual immorality, (including but not limited to, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, and attempting to change one’s biological sex) is sinful and offensive to God.
Exodus 20:14 Matthew 5:27-28 1 Corinthians 6:18 Romans 1:24-27 Ephesians 5:22-26 Leviticus 18:22-23, 20:13
IN NON ESSENTIAL BELIEFS… We Have Liberty!