WHAT WE BELIEVE
There is one and only one living God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is eternal (Revelation 1:8), omnipotent (Mark 10:27), omniscient (Romans 11:33-36) and omnipresent (Isaiah 43:1-13). He is perfect in every way (Psalm 18:30) and exists in three Persons (Genesis 1:26): the Father (Luke 10:21-22), Son (Matthew 3:17), and Holy Spirit (John 16:7-15). He created the universe (Genesis 1:1) and deserves the worship (1 Chronicles 16:29-31) and obedience (1 Samuel 15:22) of humanity.
God has provided humanity with His revelation (2 Timothy 3:16-17), written through men divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Samuel 23:1-2). God’s Word is entirely true (Psalm 19:7-8). The Bible speaks on faith and life with complete authority (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
GOD THE FATHER
God the Father in his love made a covenant with the people of Israel. In keeping with this covenant, God also prepared a way of salvation for all humanity through His Son Jesus Christ. To all those that accept Jesus Christ and repent their sins, he gave authority to be the children of God.
GOD THE SON JESUS CHRIST
He is fully God (Colossians 2:9) and fully human (Hebrews 2:14-18). He is the sinless Messiah (1 John 3:5) who was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18). He was crucified, buried and rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). He is the only path to reconciliation with God (John 14:6), currently resides in heaven (Hebrews 12:2) and will return again (Matthew 16:27).
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit is the spiritual personality of the trinity. The Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:4-6), indwelling them at the point of salvation (Acts 2:38). Christians who yield their lives to the Holy Spirit are empowered to boldly witness (Acts 4:31) and faithfully serve (Romans 12:6-8). The Holy Spirit works in a Christian’s life by convicting them of sin (John 16:8-11), molding them into Christ likeness (2 Corinthians 3:16-18), revealing Scripture (1 Corinthians 2:9-16) and sealing them until the return of Jesus (Ephesians 1:13-14).
Humanity was created by God (Genesis 1:26) in His own image (Genesis 5:1-2) so that He might be glorified (Isaiah 43:7). God created all things, but people stand as His crowning work (Psalm 8:3-8). Unfortunately, every human being has chosen to rebel against their Creator (Romans 3:9-12). This disobedience is called sin (1 John 3:4) and ultimately brings the demise of both body and soul (Proverbs 21:16). Due to this sin nature (Romans 8:1-5) and a creation suffering upheaval due to sin (Romans 8:19-22), people desperately need salvation (Psalm 40:12-13). This salvation from sin can only come through Jesus Christ (John 3:16-18) by God’s infinite grace (Isaiah 30:15-18).
Every single person is born cut off from God (Psalm 51:5) by their sin nature. Salvation from our desperate state only comes through a faith relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ (John 14:6). A person forms a faith relationship with Jesus by repenting of sin and placing saving faith in Jesus alone (Romans 3:22) for forgiveness and eternal life (Acts 3:19). Human work plays no role in salvation (Titus 3:4-7), only the grace of God in response to the sacrifice of His Son Jesus upon the cross (Romans 3:21-26).
The Holy Spirit binds all Christians into a single unified spiritual body called the Church (Romans 12:5), which is under the leadership of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:15-16). The Church exists to glorify God (1 Peter 2:9) by spreading the Good News of his Son to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8) and by encouraging Christ likeness in all believers (Philippians 3:7-11) through Bible teaching and study (1 Timothy 4:13), prayer (Acts 12:5), worship (John 4:23-24), service (Matthew 20:25-28) and fellowship (Acts 2:42-47).
Bethel Church Virginia
2280 North Beaurgard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
50 S. Picket St. suite 205
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (571) 338 7022
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