The statements listed herein are intended as a basis of fellowship among us.  The phraseology employed in these
statements are not inspired or contended for, but are based in foundation on the inspired Word of God and held to be
essential to a full-gospel ministry.  No claim is made that these contain all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as
to fundamental doctrines.

The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the  
infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

Reconciliation of the Old and New Testaments.  
The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; for in both the Old and New Testament everlasting life is
offered to mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and man, being both God and man.

The Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation.  
The Holy Scriptures contain all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor
may be proved thereby is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of faith, or
be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.

The One True God
There is but one living and true God, who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”, the Creator of
heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.  In the unity of this Godhead there are three persons of one
substance, power and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11;
Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

The terms trinity and persons, as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in
harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of
Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “gods many and lords many.”  We, therefore, may
speak with propriety of the Lord our God, who is One Lord, as a Trinity or as one Being of three persons,
and still be absolutely scriptural.  (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16, 17)

Unity of the One Being of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  
Accordingly, therefore, there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father; and there
is that in the Holy Ghost which constitutes Him the Holy Ghost and not either the Father or the Son.  
Wherefore the Father is the Begetter; the Son is the Begotten, and the Holy Ghost is the One proceeding
from the Father and the Son.  Therefore, because these three Persons in the godhead are in a state of unity,
there is but one Lord God Almighty and His Name one.  (John 1:18; 15:26; 17:11, 21; Zechariah 14:9)

Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead.  
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are never identical as to person; nor confused as to relation; not    
divided in respect to the Godhead; not opposed as to cooperation.  The Son is with the Father and the
Father is with the Son, as to fellowship.  The Father is not from the Son, but the Son is from the Father, as to
authority.  The Holy Ghost is from the Father and the son proceeding, as to nature, relationship,
cooperation and authority.  Hence no person in the Godhead either exists or works separately or
independently of the others.  (John 5:17-30, 32, 37; 8:17, 18)

The Title, Lord Jesus Christ.  The title Lord Jesus Christ is a proper name.  It is never applied in the New
                                                Testament either to the Father or to the Holy Ghost.  It therefore belongs
                                                exclusively to the Son of God.  (Romans 1:1-3, 7; 2 John 3)

The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us.  The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the
                                                              proper and only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human
                                                              nature, He is the proper Son of Man.  He is, therefore,
                                                              acknowledged to be both God and man; who because He is God
                                                              and man, is “Immanuel,” God with us.  (Matthew 1:23;
                                                              1 John 4:2, 10, 14; Revelation 1:13, 17)

The Title, Son of God.  Since the name Immanuel embraces both God and man, in the one Person, our
                                     Lord Jesus Christ, it follows that the title Son of God describes His proper deity,
                                     and the title Son of Man, His proper humanity.  Therefore, the title Son of God
                                     belongs to the order of eternity, and the title Son of Man to the order of time.  
                                     (Matthew 1:21-23; 2 John 3; 1 John 3:8; Hebrews 7:3; 1:1-13)

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.  The Scriptures declare:
a.        His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)
b.        His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)
c.        His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
d.        His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
e.        His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
f.        His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)

The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”  However,
man fell by voluntary transgression and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is
separation from God.  (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation.  Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord
                                          Jesus Christ.  By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost,
                                          being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according
                                          to the hope of eternal life.  (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15;
                                          Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)

The Evidences of Salvation.  The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.  
                                                (Romans 8:16)  The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness
                                                and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)

The Ordinances of the Church.  

Baptism in Water.  The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures.  All who
                               repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.  Thus, they declare
                               to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with
                               Him to walk in newness of life.  (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48;
                               Romans 6:4)
                               The ordinance of baptism by immersion in water (Matthew 28:19) shall be
                               administered to all who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their
                               souls and who give clear evidence of their salvation (Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12).

Holy Communion.  The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine, is the
                                symbol expressing:
·                                                    Our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 2:14);
·                                                     A memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26);
·                                                     A prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26);
                                and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
                                The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the        
                                 Scriptures.  (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost.  All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek
                                                the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire,
                                                according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  With it comes the
                                                enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and
                                                their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4-8;
                                                1 Corinthians 12:1-31).  This experience is distinct from and subsequent to
                                                the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44;46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9),  
                                                With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an
                                                overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened
                                                reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration
                                                to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for
                                                Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

Sanctification.  Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God
               (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12).  Sanctification is realized in the believer
               by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning
               daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of
               the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11, 13; 8:1-2, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; I Peter 1:5).

The Church and Its Mission.  The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit,
                                        with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  Each
                                        believer, born of the spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church
                                        of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22;
                                        Hebrews 12:23).  The priorities for the existence of Spring Creek Community
                                        Church are:
a.        To be an agency of God for evangelizing our community and the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20;
Mark 16:15-16).

b.        To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (I Corinthians 12:13).

c.        To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son
(Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 14:12).

The Ministry.  A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the
              threefold purpose of leading the church in:
a.        Evangelism (Mark 16:15-20)
b.        Worship of God (John 4:23-24)
c.        Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11, 16).

Divine Healing.  Divine Healing is an integral part of the gospel.  Deliverance from sickness is provided for in  
                    the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17;
                    James 5:14-16).

The Blessed Hope.  The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together
                         with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and
                         blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13;
                         1 Corinthians 15:51-52).

The Millennial Reign of Christ.  The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is         
                                               our Blessed Hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to
                                               reign on the earth for one thousand years  (Zechariah 14:5;
                                               Matthew 24:27-30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).  

The Final Judgment.  There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be                                        
                            raised and judged according to their works.  Whosoever is not found written in the    
                            Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will
                            be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,
                            which is the second death  (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48;
                            Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

The New Heaven and the New Earth.  “We, according to His promise, look for a new heaven and a    
                                                              new earth, wherein dwells righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13;  
                                                              Revelation 21, 22).
Statement Of Faith
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