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What We Believe

A statement of faith is a written declaration of a ministry’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. The following statements comprise Living Hope Church’s Statement of Faith.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance and acceptance that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and Savior to those who completely trust in Him is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today and that it is the privilege and responsibility of the believer to ardently seek to walk in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit each day. We believe the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit can be practiced in the setting of a worship service decently and in order under the direction of the Pastoral leadership and in submission to the biblical teaching on the subject.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
  • We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, sinners by nature and by choice, and are thus alienated from God without defense or excuse, and deserving of God’s righteous wrath, and all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:1–6; Romans 3:10–19; Romans 1:18, 32).
  • We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19)