Core Beliefs

NEW WINE COMMUNITY CHURCH

CORE BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE

The Triune God

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience (John 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4).


God the Father
We believe in God the Father the Creator of all things who created men and women in His own image (Genesis 1:27). The Father created all things for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3).
 

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 1:4, 1:18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and men and women, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He is our comforter and He was sent to the Church at Pentecost. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life and righteousness to the believer, bringing that person into union with Jesus Christ and the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, and He permanently indwells in believers at salvation. He empowers Christians for service and Witness and He is discernable in our lives. He guides us in all areas of life. He bestows us with Spiritual Gifts and equips us for Christ-like living and empowers us to yield to the Fruit of the Spirit (Acts 1:5;8; 2:1-4; John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:11-12; Romans 8:9-17; 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4- 11; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12).

 

The Bible

We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to men and women. Different men were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

 

Salvation

We believe sin has separated us all from God, and only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God. That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ. His’ death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone. At salvation each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God. This gift is by grace, which is undeserved, unearned and unmerited favor, through faith alone in Jesus Christ and it results in works pleasing to God. Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 3:21-24; 8:37-39;                 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:10).
 

Water Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water. (Acts 2:41; Romans 6:3-6).

Holy Communion

We believe The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him as a Community of Believers in Covenant with God, we regularly observe the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:20-29)

The Church

We believe that upon placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal Church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The Scriptures command believers to gather locally in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, fellowship, service to the local body through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts, and outreach to the world to make disciples (Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26;
Matthew 28:18-20). A church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).