God

  • There is only one God who exists for all eternity (Dt. 6:4; Ps. 90:2; Is. 43:10).

  • Although God is one, he exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who are equal in nature, power, and glory (Mt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)

  • God is distinct from his creation, being the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He has revealed Himself to mankind through:

    • His works (Ps. 19:1; Ro. 1:20)

    • His Word (2 Tim. 3:16,17), and

    • His Son (Heb. 1:1,2)

 

Jesus Christ

  • Jesus Christ is both God (Jn . 1:1) and man (1 Tim. 2:5).

  • He is the only begotten Son of God (Jn. 3:16).

  • He was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Lk. 1:34,35).

  • He was sinless (Heb. 4:15).

  • His death on a cross atoned for mankind’s sin and made reconciliation with God possible (1 Jn. 2:2; 2 Cor. 5:19,21).

  • He is mankind’s only hope for salvation (Jn. 14:6; Ac. 4:12).

  • After his death on the cross, he bodily resurrected, appeared to others, then ascended into heaven (1 Cor. 15:3-8; 1 Tim. 3:16).

  • Jesus is the only mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:25).

  • One day, he will personally, bodily, and visibly return to judge the world (Rev. 1:7; 22:12).

 

Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit is a personal being who works in the world today convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (Jn. 16:8).

  • He comforts and strengthens Christians through his indwelling presence. (Jn. 14:16,17; 2 Cor. 3:18)

 

Man

  • Man is created in God’s image (Gen. 1:27).

  • Death and sin entered the world following Adam’s sin (Rom. 5:12).

  • Through our own efforts, we cannot be righteous in God’s sight (Rom. 3:20); we all depend on God’s grace given us in Christ’s death (Gal. 2:21).

  • Having been saved, we are to grow and become more like Jesus (Rom. 8:29).

  • Through Jesus we have eternal life, but whoever rejects him is condemned (Jn. 3:36).

 

Salvation

  • We are saved by grace through faith, not through our own works (Eph. 2:8,9).

  • A living faith expresses itself through confessing that Jesus is Lord (Ro. 10:9,10), and repentance and baptism (Acts 2:38).

  • Baptism is by immersion (Rom. 6:4) and for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16).

  • Those in Christ have great assurance (Rom. 8:1)

 

Bible

  • The 66 canonical books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God (2 Pet. 2:20,21).

  • These alone serve as the authoritative basis for our faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16,17).

 

We also believe that…

  • Love should be the distinguishing characteristic of Christ’s followers (Jn. 13:35).

  • The mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19,20) and bring Christians to spiritual maturity (Col. 1:28).

  • Remembering Jesus by celebrating Communion weekly is both scriptural and beneficial (1 Cor. 11:23-26; Acts 20:7).

  • The local church should be independent, yet interdependent with the church as a whole.

  • Holding certain Bible teachings is essential to being a Christian, while the Bible itself allows for differences of opinions in other areas (Rom. 14:1-15:7).

  • Christians are to be moral and live a lifestyle that is pleasing to Christ (1 Pet. 1:15,16).

  • Infants and young children are innocent in the eyes of the Lord; therefore, we only baptize people who are old enough to make their own decisions for Christ (Mt. 19:14).

  • Every Christian has received a spiritual gift to serve others and glorify God (1 Pet. 4:10,11).

Physical Address:

6755 Victoria Ave. Riverside, CA 92506

Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

(P) 951.781.8465

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

© 2016 by Pathway Christian Church.