Statement of Faith

Woodside Community Church Statement of Faith

  • The Old and New Testament Scriptures were written by men inspired by God and are the only sufficient and perfect rule of faith and practice.  II Timothy 3:16, 17
  • There is one God, and only one, who is self-existent, eternal and infinite in every excellence, and who has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit the same in essence, though distinct in person. Isaiah 45:21, 22
  • Man was created innocent. By disobedience of the command of God he fell, thereby losing his innocence, becoming subject to death and to the eternal displeasure of God. Genesis 1:27, 31
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of man, came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin, offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.  John 1:14, 29
  • The result of the heart acceptance of Jesus Christ is justification, whereby pardon is secured and we are brought into a state of peace and favor with God.  Ephesians2:7
  • The human means by which this result is secured is repentance and faith whereby we turn unto God in sincere contrition and accept Jesus Christ as an all-sufficient Savior.  Acts2:38
  • Nothing can separate true believers from the love of God, but they are kept by the power of God, through faith, unto salvation  Romans 8:35-39
  • The ordinances of the gospel are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ, and symbolizes the fact of regeneration. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of His dying love for believers.  Matthew 28:19, 20
  • The Church Spiritual includes the whole company of believers of whatever name, age, or country and is known only to the eye of God. The Church local is a company of believers baptized in the name of the Triune God and observing the forms, ordinances, and principles laid down in the New Testament. Colossians 1:18
  • The first day of the week is to be observed as the Lord’s Day. John 20:19, 26
  • Civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society, and magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Romans 13:1-7
  • Jesus Christ is to come again, judge the nations, and fill the earth with His glory and power. Matthew 24:25-51
  • There will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust -the just for blessedness and reward, the unjust for judgment and eternal doom. Daniel 12:2
  • Marriage is ordained by God. It is between man and woman as spoken of in the Scriptures. Genesis 2:23-25