TENETS OF FAITH

1. God

     We believe in one trinitarian God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, creator of all things, who alone is to be worshiped.

 

     We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,

     was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected on the third day. He ascended, is now seated at the right hand of God the

     Father, and is true God and true man.

     We believe in the personal, consubstantial Holy Spirit, that dwells in the heart of the individual upon believing.

Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. Scripture

     We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and our rule of faith and conduct.

1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16

3. Salvation

     We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross

     at Calvary, by which we obtain remission of sins.

Romans 5:1,11; Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:12,22

4. Kingdom of God

     We believe in the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will return to judge the living and the dead and his

     kingdom will have no end.

     We anticipate the resurrection of the dead and the new life in the world to come.

John 5:24; 3:16; 14:2-3; Mark 9:43-48; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15

5. The Church

     We believe that there is one true ecumenical, catholic church, called to unity, made up of believers, composed of many

     local churches in given localities. These churches are under the sovereign headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising

     autonomous government under him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the

     Gospel.

     We believe the church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, and each believer is an integral

     functioning member. The church community is a spiritual family composed of sons and daughters of God.

Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20; Acts 15:22; Ephesians 2:21-22; 3:16

6. Sacraments and lifestyle

     We believe in personal and corporate sanctification through the reading of scripture and the practice of the sacraments,

     such as communion, by the Holy Spirit.

     We believe in the sacrament of water baptism, in accordance with Jesus’ command, as an important, immediate

     declaration of the lordship of Jesus Christ, that seals our identity as members of the body of Christ.

     We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We

     believe that all are available to believers.

     We believe in intensive world-evangelization and missionary work in accordance with the great commission, with signs

     following.

     We believe in the continual pursuit of Christlikeness, and in growing Christ in us, through reading the scripture, worshiping

     and obeying God, and in direction from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:4-36; 19:1-6; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1; 12-14; Ephesians 5:18

Christ Church North Bay

Sundays at 10:00am

6965 Redwood Blvd

Novato, CA 94945

(415) 895-0201

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