One Accord Christian Church
Statement of Faith
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We believe Jesus is the savior, Lord Christ, and the incarnate reality of God. He is the walking revelation of God's love to humanity; He embodies grace; Jesus is one-hundred percent man. He died on the cross for the redemption of God's creation; He got up on the third day with all power in heaven and earth in His hands.
We believe the Holy Spirit is Christ present tense empowering the believer, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, points us to the truth and leads us to righteousness.
We believe the church is Christ's bride and His body in which to witness to the world through word and sacrament. The church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.
We believe that the scripture is God's word; it is His written authority for the Church. The scripture was given to ordinary men and women through inspiration; the scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.
We believe humans were created in the image of God. God breathed His life into humans; humans voluntarily rebelled against God and fell from a state of protection, thereby experiencing separation from God. Consequently, all humans are sinners but, by choice, are redeemable through Jesus Christ, our only hope to experience once again the peace of God.
We believe in God's saving grace. We believe the blessings of salvation are free to all through the Gospel; that the requisite of acceptance is thankful, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing interferes with the salvation of the sinner except their refusal of the Gospel. Humankind's disbelief or rejection of God is their condemnation.
We believe that justification is being brought into the right relationship with God; his position is accomplished without consideration of good works (of righteousness). Justification is the pardoning of sin. The gift of eternal life displays God's love for humankind; and by faith in the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ is His righteousness given to us
Baptism and the Holy Communion
We believe baptism is an ocular demonstration of God's inward renewal of life in the believer. Through baptism, our names are changed. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we are placed under the authority of God's power and protection. It is the symbol of Christ's death, burial and resurrection to a new life. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of the church in relation to the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion. Jesus Christ took the bread and wine and established them as the imperishable symbols of the Church. The Lord's Table is open to all people in the faith who desire to fellowship with Him.
We believe in the Virgin Birth; that Mary, mother of Jesus, conceived him by the Holy Spirit. He is without sin. He was born of a virgin as no other man in the past or in the present can ever be born. He is both the Son of God and God the Son