Light of Christ Church Statement of Beliefs
We believe in the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We are saved by God’s grace alone. We cannot save ourselves. We are by nature sinful and unclean. We praise God that He gave Jesus to pay the ultimate price for our sins so that we might live, forgiven and set free! We receive this gift of salvation through faith alone in Jesus.
1 John 3:16-18
Our first responsibility is to have a personal, loving relationship with the Heavenly Father. Through this relationship God’s Spirit empowers us to love others as ourselves.
2 Timothy 3:14-17
1 Cor. 2:12-13
The entire Bible is God-breathed, unchanging and inspired without error. We humble ourselves before God’s Word, which is the primary way the Holy Spirit convicts, enlightens and empowers followers of Jesus today.
1 Timothy 2:5-6
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is truly God and truly man. The Bible is clear: God sent His Son into the world to save the world, not condemn it. The Holy Spirit is working to bring people into a saving relationship with the Father through the Son.
1 Peter 5:6-7
God alone is worthy of all our praise. We ask God to forgive us our arrogance and pride as we seek to honor God in all we think, say and do.
Whoever wants to be great must be a servant to all. Jesus tells us that as we serve the hurting, often forgotten, people in this world, we are actually serving and glorifying God. We seek to serve as Jesus came to serve.
We are in the world but not of the world. As our relationship with God grows, through the power of the Holy Spirit we are changed to be less like the world and more like Jesus.
1 John 4:1-6
There are going to be areas in which we may disagree with other Christians, but these are not areas affecting salvation.
We believe our faith should be visible in our daily lives, and seek to serve Him using the unique gifts God has given to each of us.
1 Peter 2:4-5
The Church is the Lord’s. The Church is made up of living stones, that is, followers of Jesus in every time and place. LOC is a very small part of God’s Church. We ask the Holy Spirit’s wisdom to discern the work God has for us.
We affirm that God created us male and female, and these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. The Bible is clear that God’s will and intention is that human sexual expression and fulfillment take place only within the boundaries of marriage between one man and one woman. This is what we affirm and teach as well.
Genesis 25: 22-26
Proverbs 24: 11-12
Jeremiah 1: 4-5
John 1: 3-4
Galatians 1: 15
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.