We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14; I John 5:1-8).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ at the moment of conversion, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:7; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in the original writings to be the verbally inspired Word and Revelation of God, inerrant, infallible, the final authority for faith and practice (Psalm 19:7-11; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:16-21; Luke 24:13-28; John 16:12-16; Matthew 5:18).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10, 1:8; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19).We believe that man is justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).We believe that upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the believer passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life, and into fellowship with God (John 1:12, 5:24).
We believe that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. It is the body and the espoused bride of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2). We believe that local churches, such as These Are They Community Church, gather together for practical instruction in the Scriptures, for fellowship with God and with other believers, and for a corporate witness to the unsaved world. The responsibility of the local church is to equip believers for the work of service, building the body of Christ that each believer will grow toward the measure of the fullness of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:13-16).
The Lord's Supper and Baptism
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:47-48). We believe that the ordinance of baptism is immersion of the believer in water, as it symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and the resurrection to newness of life (Romans 6:4; Acts 8:26-39). We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a privilege afforded to all believers in commemoration of our Lord’s death until He comes (I Corinthians 11:23-28).