Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one true, holy God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit: equal in power and glory (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3).

We believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully God and fully human. He was pre-existent with the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. He is the only mediator between God and man and continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly to consummate history and the eternal plan of God (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19;.

We believe the Holy Spirit calls, separates, and sanctifies believers, enabling them to bear fruit, not as a means of earning salvation, but as a demonstration of the power of God in the life of an individual. The greatest fruit being love (Acts 1:8; 1
Corinthians 13; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)

We believe human beings, created good, nonetheless disobeyed God and fell. Furthermore, humans, sinful in nature, cannot save themselves or be reconciled to God on the basis of their good works. We believe that reconciliation was initiated by God and based solely upon the atoning death of Christ on the cross. God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans
3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5)

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, trustworthy, infallible, inerrant and the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God (Isaiah 28:13;
Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21)

We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship (Cf. Psalms).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage (Matthew 19:4-5 and John 2:1-11).

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).

We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

WWe believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Warehouse Christian Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Warehouse Christian Church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed Warehouse Christian Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Phillipians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Warehouse Christian Church.

We believe God has called every Christian to some kind of ministry. The job of the church is to equip it’s people for these works of service, to build up the Body of Christ, and carry the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:11-16).

We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15).

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter
1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)

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