Sherry Thrift Bradshaw - What I Believe

What I Believe

Statement of Faith

We believe The Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative word of God. We believe in the Triune God – God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each being equal in power and glory. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died on the cross to pay for our sins. Jesus physically rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into Heaven and now intercedes for us with God the Father. We believe Jesus will return for the Church in power and glory. We believe the Holy Spirit participated in creation, providence, and inspiration of the Bible, began special ministries on the Day of Pentecost for the Church, indwells every believer, baptizes all Believers in Christ into one body, is the means of all acceptable worship and service, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. We believe man was created in God’s image, sinned, incurred both physical and spiritual death, is lost in his natural state, and cannot earn merit or acceptance from God. We believe Salvation (eternal life) is completely the gift of God given by His unmerited love, received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, resulting in forgiveness of sins and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which give renewed life as a new creature.