Orchard Beach Assembly Core Beliefs
Bible: God wrote a book
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
God: god is good; god is great
We believe God is good. God is love. God is great. God is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and holy. He is our Father and faithful to His promises. God exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Son: God became man
We believe God revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ. Jesus is completely human and at the same time completely God. God came to earth as Jesus –as the only means to bring people who are far from God into right relationship with Him.
The Holy Spirit: god is always present
We believe God is personally present with us at all times in the person of the Holy Spirit. He assures us of our relationship with Jesus. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sins, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and helps us become more like Jesus.
Man: god created man for relationship
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God though their own efforts.
Salvation: god's only way
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Simply put, we believe we all have broken God’s Law and Jesus has paid our fine!
Christian life: god's way for man to live
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By following Jesus, being obedient to the Word of God, and yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the likeness of Jesus.
church: god's design for community
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head—and the hope of the world. We need each other to become all God has intended. The church is committed to Jesus’ teachings and obeying His commands, seeking to make disciples of all nations—ultimately bringing glory to God.
eternity: god's desire to live with man forever
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to exist forever in hell. To be eternally in union with Him is to exist forever in heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
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