OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Eastern Idaho Pastors Coalition (EIPC) Statement of Faith
(Duly Adopted August 15, 2019)
We believe that there is one God, the Creator and the Preserver of all things, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, immutable, infinite in being and perfection, merciful, gracious and loving. He exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God has revealed Himself to humankind in the Person of Jesus Christ, the Savior foretold in the Old Testament. He is fully God and fully Man, the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, sinless in His life, making atonement by His death on the cross and vindicated by God in His bodily resurrection. He ascended to His Father's right hand, and we await His visible return to the world according to His promise.
We believe that God is present in the world today in the Person of the Holy Spirit who draws us to faith in Jesus Christ and Who bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. He indwells the believer, which empowers him to manifest the likeness and character of Christ. He gives spiritual gifts to the church for our mutual edification and service.
We believe that the sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written are inspired of God, hence without error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice.
We believe that man and woman were created by God and in His image, free as to choice and responsible to their Creator. Tempted by Satan, Adam separated himself from God by voluntary transgression. As a consequence, all men and women are born with a sinful nature and have need of reconciliation with the Holy God.
We believe that Jesus Christ provided this reconciliation by His death on the cross for our sins. That death was a substitutionary sacrifice and all who place their faith in Him are justified freely by His shed blood and resurrection and not by our efforts (in whole or in part).
We believe that the most important event since creation was the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. All the teachings of Christianity derive their validity from this historical fact and without it our faith is in vain.
We believe that all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true church, the body of Christ. The church's objectives are to take the good news to all the world and to provide nourishment for spiritual growth. Believers in the fellowship share in teaching the Scriptures, observing the ordinances of water baptism and the Lord's Supper, and communion with one another.
We believe in the personal return of Christ to earth in sovereign power and glory to establish His righteous rule, and look for a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people and that those who are not justified by faith in Christ are ultimately separated from God forever, which is the second death.
We believe that those who are justified by faith in Christ will be like Him and will live with God and enjoy Him forever.
We affirm that “without holiness, no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).
We affirm that life is created by God and begins at conception.
We affirm that marriage is designed by God to be between one man and one woman, and that sexual relationships are to be within the bond of marriage.
We affirm that God created humankind male and female as determined at birth. We make no affirmation as to the rare “intersex” conditions that exist at birth.
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