Church by the Sea Doctrinal Statement

Church by the Sea Doctrine

Article 1: God is Sovereign

The Church by the Sea is a nondenominational, independent body of believers, with the common conviction that God is the creator of all things, and that all things are under His ultimate control. God is all powerful, all knowing, and His presence is limited by neither space nor time. (Ps. 95:3-5)

Article 2: The Trinity

We worship God as one God manifesting Himself in three equal but distinct persons, the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 10:30)

Article 3: The Authority of the Holy Bible

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of God in the original text and as such is the authority to which we defer for doctrine. We believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible. (II Timothy 3:16)

Article 4: The Deity of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and fully equal to the Father. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (John 1:1-2, 14)

Article 5: Influence of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is on the earth and has been sent to be our Helper, our Guide, and our Teacher, as promised by our Lord. (John 14:26)

Article 6: Destiny of Man

We believe that man was conceived by God in His own image, but through sin lost the spiritual relationship with God. We believe that we are eternal beings, and that we have personal salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25)

Article 7: Justification by Faith

We believe that man is justified in God’s eyes by faith in Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross. (Eph. 2:8, 9)

Article 8: Resurrection

We believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after His death on the cross that He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God. (Mark 16:14; Eph. 1:19-21)

Article 9: Second Advent

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ and anticipate our eternal relationship with God through our Faith in Him. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)