Omegazine Statement of Faith

 

  1. Doctrine of Scripture. The Bible as originally given, is Godís unique revelation to mankind, the inspired, infallible Word of God. As such, it is the supreme and final authority and without error in what it teaches and affirms. No other writings are vested with such divine authority. While we posses no perfect copies of scripture, they are sufficiently intact to provide their original intent.
  2. Doctrine of God. There is only one true God. He exists eternally as three persons ó Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ó each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other. God is the creator of everything.
  3. Doctrine of Sin. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, social class, or intellectual ability, is created in Godís image and for communion with God. But because of sin, that communion was broken and all of humanity was separated from God, the source of all life. Because each person sinsl, everyone deserves Godís judgment. Sin is failure to execute God's will perfectly.
  4. Doctrine of Salvation. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and God gives salvation and eternal life to those who trust in him. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. Salvation is a gift that which we experience as faith in Christ and his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. True faith will result in repentance and good works.
  5. Doctrine of Christ. Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary ó He was God in human flesh. He lived a sinless human life, yet willingly took upon himself our sins by dying in our place on the cross and on our behalf. He rose bodily, victorious over death. He ascended to Heaven and is at the right hand of the Father as the believerís advocate and mediator. Some day, He will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
  6. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and gives new life to those who trust in Jesus. He indwells all believers and is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives. The Spirit gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve fellow believers and reach out to a lost and needy world.
  7. Doctrine of Judgment. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into Godís loving presence. Judgment is based on out sins, forgiveness is granted to believers, based on God's grace and Christ's work.
  8. Doctrine of the Church. All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines. The local church is a group of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, community with each other, and as a witness to the world.
  9. Doctrine of the end times. There is a period of great trouble yet to come upon the earth. Followed by Jesus' second coming, where He will gather His chosen people to be with Him forever. God will pour out His wrath upon unbelievers. The will be a 1000 year period wherein the world will be a better, but not yet perfect place. Following that God will finally put and end to sin, and cast Satan and his followers (non-believers) into the lake of fire, for eternal punishment and separation form God, while believers will enjoy God's presence eternally.

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