Disciples for Purity Statement of Faith

April 5, 2010
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative, Word of God.  We believe that God has spoken in both the Old and New Testaments through human authors who were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of God.  We believe the Bible is without error in the original writings, completely revealing God’s will for salvation and is the ultimate authority to judge all human knowledge and endeavors.
  • We believe that there is one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; He is fully God and fully man.  We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and that He was crucified, the only perfect, atoning sacrifice for sin.  We believe He arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.  In a day and hour known only to God, He will personally return in power and glory to gather all who are His to live eternally with Him.
  • We believe that human beings, descendants of Adam, are sinners by nature and by choice and are under God’s wrath, eternally separated and alienated from God.  We believe that it is only the the merciful, saving, sacrificial blood of Christ’s redeeming work on the cross that a lost and sinful people can be saved, regenerated, and enjoy friendship and fellowship with God.
  • We believe there will be a bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those who are saved will be forever with God in eternal life; those who have not received God’s redemption in Christ are condemned to eternal damnation.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner.  He regenerates repentant sinners and baptizes them into union with Christ as fellow-heirs in God’s family.  He indwells the Christian and through His ongoing, sanctifying work, enables the submitted Christian to walk by the Spirit, illuminating, guiding, equipping, and empowering His new creation in Christ to live a godly life and bring glory to God in all he does.
  • We believe the true church is made up of all who are justified by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone, a spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe the true church is the bride of Christ to reflect His glory, of which He is the head and we regularly observe the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, which tangibly express the gospel.  We believe that God has ordained local, Bible-believing churches to nourish the church, teaching, reproving, correcting, and training in righteousness, encouraging believers to exercise their God-given gifts and fulfill the Great Commission to go into all the world to preach the gospel and make disciples.
  • We believe God commands us to love sacrificially, living out our faith caring for each other, being compassionate to the poor, and demanding justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we combat the spiritual forces of evil to destroy strongholds for His praise and glory.