Statement of Faith

DRAPER PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH 

We believe

in the total and unique inspiration of the Bible in the original text. It is the infallible Word of God, and is, therefore, the all sufficient rule of faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17, Hebrews 4:12)

that God created the physical universe, all plant and animal life, and man in His own image. (Genesis 1)

that the Godhead consists of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19, John 14:26, 15:26, II Corinthians 13:14, I Peter 1:2)

in the supreme authority of Christ. (Matthew 28:18, John 5:26-27, 17:1-2)

that Jesus was born of a virgin, was crucified unto death, was buried, was resurrected on the third day, and then ascended into heaven. (Matthew 1:23, 27:60, 28:5; Luke 1:34, 23:33, 46, 53, 24:6; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 4:8)

there is no other name or way by which men can be saved except by Jesus Christ.
(Luke 1:69, 2:30; John 10:9, 14:6; Acts 4:12)

that God offers redemption and restoration to all who desire salvation and eternal life with Him. I must believe, repent of my sins, confess my faith that Jesus is Lord, and be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin and the receipt of the Holy Spirit, and continue to live in accordance with the Word of God. (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 2:38)

that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman (genetically assigned at birth) in a single, exclusive union. (Genesis 2:18-25; Hebrews 13:4) 

this congregation shall consist of immersed believers in Jesus Christ, united with it through faith, repentance, confession and baptism (immersion).

This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself is the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Draper Park Christian Church’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our eldership and ministers are Draper Park Christian Church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.