Bridge Church | Statement of Faith
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Statement of Faith

As members of the Bridge Church, we recognize and respect the following statements of our faith:

The Bible is the infallible Word of God, fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man’s problems. The Bible is fully inspired and without error. It is the supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.

(2 Timothy 3:16,17 | 2 Peter 1:20,21)

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

(John 10:30 | John 14:26 | Philippians 2:5-7)

God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted.

(Psalm 68:5,6 | 1 John 4:16)

Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.

(Genesis 1:26 | 1 Timothy 2:5)

We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favor. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God.

(Ephesians 2:8,9 | Romans 5:1 | Romans 3:24)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are not unto the resurrection of damnation.

(John 5:28-29)

We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Romans 8:9 | I Corinthians 12:12-13 | Galatians 3:26-28)

We believe in water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

(Matthew 28:19 | Romans 6:4 | Matthew 3:13-17)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God’s will.

(Matthew 3:11 | Acts 2:4)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who gifts us to accomplish Christ’s purposes in the world and Who manifests His presence to the world through Christ’s church.

(Romans 8:13-14 | Romans 12 | I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20 | I Corinthians 12 | I Corinthians 14 | Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)

God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God’s people (the Church) and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today.

(1 Corinthians 12:4-11 | 1 Peter 4:10)

Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God’s character to be developed in us.

(Romans 6:19 | Galatians 5:22-25)

Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.

(Luke 9:11 | Matthew 9:35 | Acts 10:38 | Matthew 10:1)

We believe that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world. It is this (agape) love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians.

(1 John 4:16-17)

The Bible describes hell as a real place. It is a place of suffering and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ. God’s desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.

(Hebrews 9:27 | Revelation 20:12-15 |John 3:16-18)

Jesus will return and take all those who have accepted Him as Savior to heaven for eternity.

(1 John 5:13 | John 14:3)

Our mission is to gather the lost, affirm the saved, and disciple the believer by growing in Jesus Christ, so that we can send out the worker.
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