What We Believe

 

SUMMERBROOK  CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

The Bible is the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative word of God.

It is God’s Revelation of Himself to man. It has Salvation for its end, and truth without error for

its matter. It reveals God’s principles and is the supreme standard by which He will judge human conduct.

 (2 Timothy 3:14)

 

 There is one God, eternally existent as Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the

universe. He is infinite in love, holiness, and perfection; and to Him we owe the highest love,

reverence, and obedience. He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; each with

distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. 

(Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26, John 1:1, John 1:14, John 14:16, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:3)

 

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His

miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His personal ascension to 

the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory. Luke 

(1:34, Hebrews 1:3, 1 Peter 1:3)

 

The only means of salvation is to surrender our lives completely to the Lordship

of Jesus Christ. We turn to God with true humility and brokenness, receiving Jesus as our Lord

and relying on Him alone as the only and all-sufficient Savior. 

(Acts 2:38, John 3:16, Titus 3:4-7)

 

Spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal

salvation. It is the result of God’s free grace based upon faith in Jesus Christ and evidenced by

a life that is being conformed to the image of Christ. 

(John 3:3-6, Ephesians 2:8, Galatians 5:22-23)

 

In the Blessed Hope--the second coming of Jesus Christ to claim His church.

(Titus 2:11-13)

 

The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human mind,

spirit, and body in answer to believing prayer. 

 (1 Peter 2:24, Acts 4:29-30)

 

In the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, by whose leading the Christian is enabled to

live a holy life.

(Romans 8:9, Ephesians 1:13-14)

 

In the resurrection of both the saved and lost; the prior to everlasting life and

the latter to everlasting damnation. 

(Matthew 25:31-34, Matthew 25:41, Matthew 25:46, Acts 24:15)