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What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God, and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and the true basis of Christian union.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1 & Isaiah 6:1-3
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and humanity of Jesus Christ; in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory; in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry, and personal return.
John 1:1-3 & Luke 1:31-32
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who as the Spirit of Truth, magnifies the person and work of Christ; who regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, strengthens, equips with spiritual gifts, and leads into all truth those who believe in Jesus Christ.
God created angels for His glory and service. Some rebelled under the leadership of their fellow angel, Satan, and are opposed to God and His purposes. Though Satan is still active he has been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ and will be committed forever to the lake of fire with all the fallen angels.
Hebrews 1:14 & Jude 6
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.
We believe that the human race was created by God and in the image of God to rule the earth and to enjoy fellowship with Him. However, as a result of Adam’s sin, through an act of rebellion and disobedience, the entire human race is alienated from God, condemned to spiritual and physical death, and helpless to establish reconciliation.
Genesis 1:27 & Romans 5:12-19
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign grace of God; that the voluntary death of Christ was a substitute for us, whereby He paid the full penalty before God which our sins deserved, and thus made it possible for God to be favourable to us; that God declares a person to be righteous in His sight on the basis of faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; and that those whom God has saved shall be finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
Ephesians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 10:28-29
We believe in the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge both the living and resurrected dead. The righteous will inherit eternal blessedness, and the unrighteous will receive eternal conscious punishment. The future will bring the complete fulfillment of God’s promise and the ultimate realization of Christ’s majestic, glorious kingdom of peace and righteousness. The culmination of history is life with God and Christ in the new heavens and new earth.
Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20-22
The Local Church
We believe that a church is a company of believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its people, the propagation of the faith, and the observance of the ordinances. We believe that it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts, and privileges under the lordship of Christ, the great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are pastors, elders and deacons.
Matthew 16:17-19 & 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
We believe that there are two ordinances which the church observes:
BAPTISM is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection and symbolized by immersion in water. While not required for salvation, baptism demonstrates a Christian’s love and obedience to Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-42; Acts 8:36-40
THE LORD’S SUPPER which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s broken body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He returns.
1 Corinthians 11:23-34
We believe that man and woman were created by God and that marriage is the covenantal union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31.
We are a non-denominational bible believing church in the heart of downtown Orangeville
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