WHAT WE BELIEVE

We have a few different pages that help explain what we believe and where we land on certain theological issues. Our Basic Beliefs and Statement of Faith are what we require all our members to adhere to. It’s a very general statement covering basic Christianity. Please visit our Statement of Faith page to read more about them.

While the doctrines expressed in the Basic Beliefs and Statement of Faith are recognized as true within the universal Church, there are a number of secondary beliefs about which the leadership at Stonehouse Church is passionate. You can view our Doctrinal Distinctives page to read more about them.

Basic Beliefs

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that the Scriptures are true, inerrant, infallible and authoritative: (Psalm 19:7–112 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20–21).

That there is only one God: (Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 45:5–6Isaiah 46:9–10John 17:31 Corinthians 8:4–61 Timothy 2:5).

In the Trinity - that the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God; and that the Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit, the Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son (Genesis 1:26Psalm 45:6–7Psalm 110:1;Matthew 3:13–17Matthew 28:17–20John 20:28Acts 5:3–41 Corinthians 1:31 Corinthians 12:4–6Titus 2:13).

That I am, along with all humanity (Christ excluded), by nature and action a sinner: (Genesis 6:5;Psalm 51:5Jeremiah 17:9Romans 3:235:812–217:18Ephesians 2:1–3).

That the deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual: (Genesis 2:15–17Genesis 3:19Romans 5:126:23James 1:14–15).

That Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human: (Matthew 1:20Luke 2:52John 1:1–414Colossians 1:15–20Hebrews 1:1–3).

That Jesus Christ died as my substitute to pay the penalty for my sin: (John 1:2910:1–18;Romans 5:81 Corinthians 15:1–42 Corinthians 5:21Galatians 1:41 Peter 3:18).

That Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead: (Matthew 28:1–20Mark 16:1–8Luke 24:1–53;John 1:20–21:251 Corinthians 15:12–34).

That Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return: (John 14:3Acts 1:111 Thessalonians 4:16Hebrews 9:281 John 3:2Revelation 1:7).

In a future physical resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment: (Matthew 25:31–46John 5:28–29Acts 24:15).

That only by trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone can I be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy: (John 3:1814:6Acts 4:12Romans 3:21–261 Timothy 2:5–6).


READ MORE:    Statement of Faith  |  Doctrinal Distinctives