SEACOAST Beliefs

God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and exists eternally as three co-equal persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, never-changing, completely trustworthy, and holy. His very essence is good. He is our loving Father who is faithful to his people and his promises.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a completely sinless human life, and is the only person to be completely human and also completely God. He was crucified on a cross, dying in our place for our sins so that we may be reconciled with God. After three days he rose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit's presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and convicts people of their sin. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

The Trinity

God exists as one being in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

The Bible

The Bible is God's holy written word. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christians, giving testimonies of God’s character, stories of Jesus Christ’s life and ministry, as well as instruction and wisdom for daily life.

Humanity

Humankind was made in the image of God, created to be in a perfect relationship with him. We became alienated from him through our own disobedience, which the Bible calls sin. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts, which is why God sent his Son Jesus to take the penalty for our sin so that we may be reconciled with God.

Eternity

We were created to exist forever, with “forever” being spent in one of two places: heaven or hell. Spending eternity in heaven means being in perfect union with God, while an eternity in hell means being forever separated from God.

Salvation

Salvation comes as a result of believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was crucified, died, and rose from the dead as a sufficient payment for the sins of man. Salvation is a free gift from God to all, and cannot be earned through our own efforts. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ that we can be saved from an eternal separation from God. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life through faith.

The Church

The Church is made up of a community of believers who are unified through faith in Jesus Christ. The Church is committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, which are found in the Bible. Members of the Church seek to share the hope of Christ to the world through love, good deeds, and the message of the Gospel.

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