What We Believe

Sola fide (faith alone)   Sola gratia (grace alone)  Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone)  Sola Christus (Christ alone)  Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone)

TALCOTTVILLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH

  1. We believe the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, to be supernaturally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of God’s will, and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. (Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21)
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. (Exodus 20:2, 3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, shed His blood for our sins, died in our place on the cross and was raised from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is now our High Priest and Advocate.  Salvation is to be found in Jesus Christ alone.  (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Hebrews 4:14; 10: 12, 14; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)
  4. We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell into sin and therefore are lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit and personal repentance can salvation and spiritual life be realized. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 3:1-24; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12-19; 6:23; Titus 3:5; I Corinthians 12:13)
  5. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person, is God, and possesses all the divine attributes. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict and regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, comfort, and empower the believer for godly living and service. (John 7:38, 39; 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:8-13)
  6. We believe in the personal, bodily, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life, witness, and service of the believer. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Peter 3:11-14; Revelation 20:4-6)
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (Matthew 25:46; I Corinthians 15:51-54; Revelation 20:11-15)

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