Addison’s Walk – Doctrinal Statement
We believe in one living and true God, who is the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being andperfection, existing eternally in the three Persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that all Scripture is inspired by God and is therefore to be received as his writtenWord, trustworthy and true in all that it teaches, and invested with his authority for Christian faith and life. All Scripture must be interpreted according to its nature, context and purpose, in humble and reverent obedience to God, who, by his Spirit, speaks through it.
We believe that human beings are created in the image of God for fellowship with God;that through rebellion against the Creator they fell from a sinless state into a state of sin, death and estrangement from God; that the entire human race is born into this state of sin and death,sinful by nature and by choice, and, apart from grace, incapable of returning to God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly human; that he was conceived by the HolySpirit and born of the Virgin Mary; that he lived a life of perfect obedience to God; that he died inthe place of sinners who deserve that death, bearing the full punishment for their sins in order toreconcile them to God; that he rose bodily from the grave; that he ascended into heaven wherehe intercedes for his people and rules as Lord of all creation; and that he will return to the earth,personally and visibly, to consummate his sovereign rule and work of redemption.
We believe that the Holy Spirit brings about spiritual birth, repentance from sin, confession ofthe Lordship of Christ, holiness, and the assurance of salvation; that he intercedes for believersin accordance with the will of God; and that he leads believers into all truth and empowers themfor godly living and witness to the risen Christ.
We believe that salvation is a gift of grace, received by faith.We believe that the Church is a spiritual fellowship, created by the Spirit and the Word of God,with the risen Christ as its Lord; and that the Church is called to worship and serve God by loving him supremely and our fellow humans as ourselves, and, as an expression of that love, making disciples of all nations.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead at the end of this age, the final judgment, and theultimate destinies of all people in the presence of God or a state of eternal separation from him.