Doctrinal Statement

We believe the Scriptures of the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments are: God-breathed, verbally inspired by God in every word, without error, and infallible. We believe GoChapel2d’s Word, the Bible, is all we need for life and godliness, and is God’s final revelation to the Church. Bible References: Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35; John 7:17; John 10:35; John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:20-21; 1 John 2:20

We believe in one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the Godhead, there are three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – who are co-existent, co-equal and co-eternal. We call this triune nature of God, the Trinity. Bible References: Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, that he became man by the miracle of birth through the virgin Mary, and at the same time has always been and always will be fully God. Bible References: Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1–18; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-16; I John 2:1- 2;

We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of His coming judgment. He regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ at the moment of Salvation, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. We believe Spiritual Gifts are special graces or abilities given by the Holy Spirit according to God’s sovereign will, in order to prepare God’s people for Christian service, and for building up and edifying the body of Christ – the Church. Bible References: John 14:16-17 & 26; John 15:26-27; John 16:8-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26

We believe that the creation account found in Genesis 1 and 2 is history and not to be taken as myth, allegory, or legend. We believe that God created the universe, and everything in it, out of nothing, by His Word and power. Bible References: Genesis 1-2; Psalm 24:1-2; John 1:3; Acts 17:25; Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 11:3

We believe that Adam and Eve, the first man and woman and historical parents of the human race, were created directly by God, in His own image, morally upright, and without sin. We believe they were led astray from God by Satan’s deceit, and chose to take what was forbidden, thus declaring their independence from, distrust for, and rebellion against God. This rebellion (sin) against God resulted in not only physical death, but also in spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God. We believe this spiritual death has consequently been transferred to the entire human race (man), with Jesus Christ (as man) being the sole exception. Bible References: Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7-22; Genesis 6:5; Psalm 14:1–3; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:1-21; John 5:40; John 6:35; Romans 3:9-20; Romans 5:12; Romans 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Tim 5:6; 1 John 3:8

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, taking on himself the just punishment all men deserve for sin. Those who believe and place their full faith in Jesus Christ as the Only God, Lord, and Savior and repent from sin are forgiven their sins, justified on the ground of Christ’s shed blood, and granted salvation from eternal condemnation, punishment, and separation from God in hell. We believe in the personal, bodily, visible, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth for His saints, and for the establishment of His kingdom. Bible References: Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:27-30; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:11-14; Philemon 3:20; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 20:4-6 &11-15

We believe in the one true church consisting of all true believers in Jesus Christ, who at conversion are placed into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. We believe the body of Christ is called to meet in local assemblies for Christian fellowship, accountability, divine worship. We further believe that the Church is to worship and glorify God in all that we do both individually and corporately. Bible References: Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:11-16; Ephesians 5:23-32; Hebrews 10:23-25
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men. Bible References: John 14:15-24; Romans 12:1-3; I Corinthians 4:2; I Corinthians 10:31; II Corinthians 6:14 -7:1; II Corinthians 9:6-9; Colossians 1:9-10; Colossians 3:1-17; Hebrews 12:1-2; I John 2:3-6; I John 2:15-17

We believe that God created marriage as a holy relationship between one man and one woman, and that He designed and intended it to be a lifetime commitment. Bible References: Genesis 1:28; Genesis 2:24; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Matthew 19:4-9; I Corinthians 7:3-5;Ephesians 5:22-23; I Thessalonians 4:3-7; Hebrews 13:4

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men to stand before God in judgment. Those judged righteous by God through Christ’s sacrifice for their sins will be granted everlasting salvation and a blessed relationship with God in Heaven. Bible References: Matthew 25:41-46; John 5:28-29; II Thessalonians 1:6-10; Hebrews 11; Revelation 20:4-6; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:1-8