What we believe:
at One Living Church
The inspired Word of God. It was written by men that were inspired by God and it is infallible, God's final authority and His truth. It is our instruction manual for life.
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was fully God and fully man. He is the only man to live a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, performed miracles, died on a cross for all of mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose to life on the third day, ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. Jesus will return again in power to restore all things anew.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal.
We are saved by grace through confessing and believing that Jesus Christ is Lord and died not the cross and was raised on the third day. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of good works, water baptism, or any other human effort.
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from and surrender to God our negative emotions and sin in every area of our lives. When we renounce and confess our sins through Christ, this allows us to receive His redemption, freedom and to experience His presence. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness redemption, righteousness, peace, joy, love and power in the Holy Spirit. When we repent and follow Jesus as our Lord, we receive the gift of eternal life with Him.
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT:
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to be a witness of Jesus throughout the whole earth. The Baptism the Holy Spirit is available for anyone who asks for it through Jesus Christ.
GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and edify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel. There are two types of gifts given by the Holy Spirit- the equipping gifts and the manifestation gifts. The manifestation gifts are given by HIS will to be used to testify of Jesus. The equipping gifts are given to edify and equip the believers for the work of ministry. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the gifts and to keep them in the context of humbleness and love.
Water Baptism, Communion and Marriage. For water baptism, it is a profession of your faith, not the act that saves you. The Bible refers to baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. For communion, this is a unique time to commune with God in His presence by eating bread (representing Jesus body) and drinking grape juice (representing Jesus blood) to remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. For marriage, the Bible states that it is a covenant between one man and one woman. It is a sacred bond instituted by and publicly entered into before God.