At Eastwood Church…
WE BELIEVE the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired word of God.
WE BELIEVE there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are equal in every divine perfection.
WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love, and that He concerns Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, that He is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles and teachings, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His imminent return to earth.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe His work is to regenerate, sanctify, and set the believer apart to a holy life. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide into all truth.
WE BELIEVE that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man, that he is the declared enemy of God and man, and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.
WE BELIEVE man was created by God in His own image and that man sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual, and eternal death, which is separation from God, and that therefore, all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are sinners by choice, and are under condemnation.
WE BELIEVE we are saved solely by grace, through faith in the blood, sacrificial death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE all who repent, forsake sin, and trust Jesus Christ as Savior have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creations, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life with God, and that this position as a believer in Christ is eternally secure.
WE BELIEVE in the universal church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a body of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, fellowship, and ministering to one another.
WE BELIEVE that all believers in Christ should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow man, that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize the full stature of maturity in Christ.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism by full immersion and the Lord’s Supper, and that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until His return.
WE BELIEVE in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
In subscribing to the above beliefs, we by no means set aside, or undervalue, any of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, all of which we believe to be God’s own written Word, given to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The knowledge and belief of the truth stated above we believe is necessary to sound doctrine and therefore should be embraced by those who would join this church. No teaching should be done contrary to the above statements of belief.