What we believe at Overflow Church
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in Three
Personalities: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and one God. He is totally loving and completely holy.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is at the center of everything. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He humbled Himself and was made man, lived a sinless and perfect life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ will return again as He promised.
The Holy spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in
the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every
Christian from the moment of Salvation; He provides the Christian with powerful living, understanding the spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. People are made in the spiritual image of God; to be made like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience of God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life, and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and a fresh start with God, we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus, and commit to His will for our lives. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved then you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the race and keeping power of God that gives us the security.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together. The church is our community of believers where we learn and grow together as Christians.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated
from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be
eternally separated from God is Hell; to be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
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