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S.H.A.P.E. Class, May 31–June 21
Rockrimmon Campus
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Woodmen Valley Chapel Statement of Faith

  • GOD is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as three separate and distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit is equal both to the Father and to the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives within every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for doing what is right, according to biblical principles. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
  • JESUS CHRIST. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal both to the Father and to the Holy Spirit. Jesus entered the human race through a virgin birth. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; II Corinthians 5:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
  • SALVATION is a gift from God to each one of us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by personally trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can one be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
  • ETERNAL LIFE. We are created to exist forever. We shall exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; I John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
  • HUMAN BEINGS are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme objects of God’s Creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are spiritually dead as a result of the sin of Adam and through our own sinful acts of disobedience toward God. This attitude separates us from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
  • THE BIBLE. The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of Truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, there are no mistakes. It is completely trustworthy. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
  • THE CHURCH. The local church consists of believers who have agreed to unite in faith and fellowship for the purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all people. WVC is self-governing through a group of elders under the authority of Christ as the Head. The New Testament also speaks of the church as the Body of Christ including all believers throughout history. (Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:37-42; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:3-4; Hebrews 10:25; I Peter 5:1-3)
  • BAPTISM is a public display of a believer’s commitment to Christ. Baptism does not make a person a Christian but is symbolic of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ. Baptism is by immersion and is done after a person decides to follow Jesus Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12)
  • THE LORD’S SUPPER. The Lord’s Supper (taking of communion) is a memorial service or “sacrament” symbolizing the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is for all believers. (Acts 2:42, 46; 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29)  

REV.: 02.04.14 (WVC Council of Elders)