What We Believe

The BIBLE

We believe the Bible is God-inspired and is our ultimate authority.

SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

THE ETERNAL GODhead

We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity.

SCRIPTURE: John 1:1,14; 20:28

The plan of salvation

We believe that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe in Him.

SCRIPTURE: John 3:16; Romans 5:8

We have no righteousness and must come to God by receiving the righteousness of Christ through God's grace.

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:8

repentance and acceptance

We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God.

SCRIPTURE: 1 John 1:9

water baptism and COMMUNION

We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of the inward work of regeneration.We believe in the commemoration of Christ's death through the sharing of bread and juice of the vine, representing His body and blood offered for our salvation.

SCRIPTURE:  Matthew 28:19

the Baptism of the holy spirit and tongues

Initiated at Pentecost, Holy Spirit baptism is the promise of the Father, given by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the church to preach the gospel throughout the earth. The primary purpose of speaking in tongues is to bring edification to the believer by enhancing his prayer life.

SCRIPTURE: Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5-8; 2:1-4,17, 38-39; 10:38, 44-47; 19:1-6

the gifts and fruit of the spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-23

balanced living

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead to extremes or fanaticism.

SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:5

divine healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith.

SCRIPTURE: James 5:14-16

church relationship

We believe that it is the responsibility of believers to identify themselves with a local expression of Christ's church.

SCRIPTURE: Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25

worship

Worship at CLC is a modern and Spirit-led experience. Our goal is to lead people in a collective and individual expression of sincere worship by standing  clapping of hands, dancing, playing skillfully on instruments, and singing to the Lord.

SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 20:19, Psalms 134:2, Psalms 149:3, Psalms 150:3-6, Colossians 3:16

evangelism

We believe that leading people to saving faith in Jesus Christ is the most important responsibility of the church.

SCRIPTURE: James 5:20

tithes and offerings

We believe that God ordained us to support the ministry by the giving of tithes and freewill offerings. We believe that there is a blessing that comes from honoring His word. Our giving is to come from our heart and not out of obligation.

SCRIPTURE: Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:7

heaven

We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.

SCRIPTURE: John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17

hell

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment and separation from God for all who reject Christ the Savior.

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 20:10-15

the second coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for a second time to establish his kingdom.

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:15,17

marriage 

Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, Christian Life Church will only recognize marriages between one born biologically as a male and one born biologically as a female. Read our full Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality here.