Our Beliefs

The Center for Christian Study adheres to the basic truths of historic, biblical Christianity including the following:

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the authoritative Word of God, divinely inspired and written in the words of men. The Bible is entirely trustworthy and is the final authority in everything it teaches.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Further, he rose bodily from the dead, ascended in to heaven, where, at the right hand of God the Father, he now is our high priest and advocate.

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to convict men and women of sin, righteousness and judgment, to regenerate the sinner, and to indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer to godly living and service.

We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God but have fallen into sin and are therefore under the wrath of God. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained because sin has alienated sinners from God, darkened their minds, crippled their wills and made them unable to serve him.

We believe that the loving grace of God is the source of our salvation and that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provide the only ground for our justification. He took our sin upon himself, was judged in our place, and gives his righteousness to us. This work of grace provides salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become the adopted children of God.

We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which he is the head. The Church's calling is to worship and serve God in the world, to proclaim and defend his truth, to exhibit his character, to pursue the quest for righteousness and justice, and to demonstrate the reality of his new order by creative and sacrificial living in the community of love.

We believe in the future, visible coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring salvation and judgment to completion. This blessed hope of the Church has a vital bearing on daily living by calling believers to watchfulness, holiness, and earnest service.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.