Beliefs

Beliefs

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, 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.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals)

Pastor Mark’s simplified version – We believe:

  1. The Bible is true.
  2. God is three-in-one.
  3. Jesus is fully God, fully human, never sinned, died for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, will return.
  4. People must be born again to be saved.
  5. The Holy Spirit lives in Christians.
  6. Heaven is the eternal destiny of those saved by faith, and hell is that of the lost.
  7. Christians are united through Christ.

Garfield Park CC is a member of the United Church of Christ, and is also a member of Faithful and Welcoming, a group of evangelical and conservative churches within the United Church of Christ.