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Our Beliefs at City Lights Church

Tri-une God – There is one true God who is eternally gracious and existent in three equally divine persons: the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

Revelation- This one true God has perfectly revealed himself to the world through his incarnate Son Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures – God has spoken to us through the Scriptures, the sixty-six book of the Old and New Testament, which is the inspired word of God and is the only true testimony of God’s redemption.

Creation – God is the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler over all things.

Fall – Adam, who was made in the image of God, rejected his relationship with God by choosing to follow Satan’s temptation. As a result, all of humanity has fallen with Adam and is separated from God apart from his gracious intervention.

Rescue – The God who Adam rejected took it upon himself to offer humanity reconciliation.

Jesus – Jesus of Nazareth was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, being both fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life yet died the death of a criminal through a gruesome crucifixion.

Grace – After three days Jesus rose from the dead and now offers his substitutionary merit to all humanity.

New Creation – Anyone who places their faith in the merit of Christ is restored to right relationship with God.

Power of the Spirit – As a sign and seal of salvation each Christian is infilled with the Holy Spirit. Although we are filled with Spirit at salvation the Holy Scripture instructs us to seek further endowments, or baptisms, of the Spirit.

Gifts of the Spirit – The Holy Spirit enables believers to operate in spiritual gifts as He determines for the building up of the Church.

Test the Spirit – New Testament prophecy serves a different function than that of the Biblical cannon and therefore is judged by the Scriptures.

Baptism and Communion – Jesus commanded the Church to fulfill two ordinances on their mission. First to baptize new believers into the covenant community of faith, and regularly participate in communion to identify their commitment and right standing with a local church body.

Restoration – God’s Kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, it continues to come in the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the Church, and it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant return of Christ as King.

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