Christ Church Ann Arbor | What We Believe
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What We Believe

Bible

The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

God

There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.

 

Humanity

All mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.

 

Salvation

The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

Perseverance

Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.

Justification

Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

New Life

The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.

Death

At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever’s soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.

Baptism

Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.

The Return of Christ

Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

For a much longer statement of faith read here.

Our statement of faith describes our doctrinal convictions but it does not define our boundaries of fellowship.