Christian Heritage came into existence as a ministry to children. The ministry has grown to include services to children, adolescents and families. The foundational beliefs upon which Christian Heritage was founded have not changed.
We believe . . .
- the Bible is the word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by men, and composed and recorded without error in the original writings. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
- God is holy, loving, true, and personal. God is sovereign, perfect, infinite, and eternal. We believe God is the creator of the world and has revealed Himself in three distinct persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-19; Galatians 4:6)
- God enters into a spiritual relationship with those individuals who accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who repent of their sin, who receive Jesus as the Lord of their lives, and relinquish their lives to obedient service to God. We believe God forgives sin and answers prayer. (Romans 3:24-26; 1 John 3:2-3)
- in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and in His physical life, death, and resurrection from the grave. We also believe in the second coming of Christ. (Matthew 1:20-23; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
- God created man in His image—perfect and free from sin, created for fellowship and the purpose of glorifying and fulfilling the will of God. (Genesis 1:27; 1 John 1:3)
- God’s design for marriage is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:31)
- that through Satan’s deception and man’s disobedience, sin came into being (sin being defined as the personal, voluntary act of disobedience to the revealed will of God). (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 21)
- in salvation by faith. Salvation is a gift of God, as is eternal life, granted by His grace. (Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
- in the importance of personal involvement in a local church. The assembling together is imperative for worship and fellowship to glorify God and build members in their faith by instruction in the Word of God. It is through the Church that the gospel should be communicated to the world. (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)
We believe the preceding statements are a true representation of sound doctrine taught in the scriptures and as such we need to obediently submit ourselves to them as believers in Christ.