Community Church of Norco, 3871 Valley View Avenue, Norco, CA 92860

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Doctrinal Statement of Faith

1. WE BELIEVE in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

2 Pet. 1:20; Ezek. 1:3; Jer. 13:1; Ex. 14:1, 15, 26; 16:4; Lev. 1:1; 1 Cor. 14:37; 1 Thess. 2:13; 1 John 5:10; 2 Pet. 3:2; 2 Tim. 3:16.

 

2. WE BELIEVE in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Old Testament intimates it: Gen. 1:1, with the name God in the plural form, 1:26; 3:22; 11:6,7; Isa. 6:8.  New Testament instructs it: John 14:16, 17; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14.

 

3. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

John 1:1-3,14; Heb. 1:8; John 20:28 teach He was God and became man.  Divine worship: Heb. 1:6; Phil. 2:10. Human birth: Gal. 4:4; Matt. 1:18; 2:12; Luk. 1:30-38; 2:1-20; Gen. 3:15.  As a man He became: weary, John 4:6, thirsty, John 4:7, and He wept, John 11:35.

 

4. WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God: that he sinned and incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who have reached moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.

Man made in God’s image – Gen. 1:26; 9:6. Image – shadow or figure outline. Likeness denotes the resemblance of that shadow to the figure. Not necessarily physical likeness.  Man fell from innocence – Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-19; 1 Tim. 2:14; Gen. 6:5; 8:21; Psa. 14; Rom. 3:10-23.

 

5. WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the the Scripture as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

1 Cor. 15:1-8; 2 Cor. 5:14-21; Rom. 5:1, 2; 10:9,10.

 

6. WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in His present life, as our High Priest and Advocate.

1 Cor. 15; John 20:20; Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9-11; 7:55, 56; Heb. 4:14-16; 9:24; 1 John 2:1, 2.

 

7. WE BELIEVE in that “blessed hope,” the personal, premillennial and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tit. 2:13; 1 Thess. 4:14-18; John 14:3; Acts 1:11.

 

8. WE BELIEVE that every born again person has been baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ, and therefore has the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:4, 5 (its prediction); 2:1-4.  Today the believer is baptized and sealed at conversion permanently into the body of Christ, 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:4, 5; 1:12-13.

 

9. WE BELIEVE that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become the children of God.

John 3:5, 6, 11; Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:9, 10; John 1:12; Gal. 3:26; 4:4, 5; Rom. 8:16,17.

 

10. WE BELIEVE that every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has still an old sinful nature which wars against the spirit.

Rom. 7 (entire chapter, but especially verses 15-25.) 1 John 1:5; 2:2.

 

11. WE BELIEVE in the eternal security of all born again souls and that every saved person is called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices.

John 3:16, 36; John 4:14; 5:24; 6:35; 10:27-29; Phil. 1:6; 1 John 2:15-17; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 6:14-18.

 

12. WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the just, and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

Job 19:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 2 Cor. 3:9-15; Rev. 10:11-15; Rom. 14:9-12.

 

13. WE BELIEVE the only ordinances of the Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to be administered to all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Baptism – Matt. 3:15-17; 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 41; 8:36-40.

The Lord’s Supper – Acts 2:42, 46; 20:7, 1 Cor. 11:20-34.

 

14. WE BELIEVE in the sacredness of the Lord’s Day in commemoration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, to rest from common work and to serve and worship our Master.

Matt. 28:1; John 20:19, 22; Acts 2:1-4; 20:6-7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10; Heb. 10:25.