Our Beliefs

At Grace and Truth Community Church, we hold to three primary beliefs. We refer to these as “The Big Three”:

  • The Trinity
    • There is only one God, who is revealed to us in three equal and unified persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.
      • Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”
      • 2 Corinthians 13:14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
  • Jesus as the Way to the Father
    • The only way to the Father is through faith in the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
      • John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • The Supremacy of Scripture
    • The Bible is the very word of God Himself and contains everything we need to know for salvation and Godly living. While we view life through the lens of the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” (Scripture, reason, experience, and tradition), the four “sides” are not equal, as Scripture will always outweigh the other three.
      • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 (All Scripture quotes are from the NIV)

Grace & Truth Community Church is a member of the Acts 12:24 Conference of the Free Methodist Church USA. As a Free Methodist church, our doctrine is rooted in Wesleyan-Arminian theology, highlighted by these three beliefs:

  • Prevenient Grace
    • God calls everyone to Himself
    • Each person must choose for his/herself whether or not to accept His offer of salvation
  • Salvation
    • The legal position of being in a right relationship with God
    • This leads to a continued relationship with Him
  • Sanctification
    • The process of being made holy through the work of the Holy Spirit
      • Cleansing the heart of sin
      • Empowering believers to do His work
        • Godly (holy) lives
        • Good works

To learn more about the doctrine and beliefs of the Free Methodist Church, please visit http://fmcusa.org/uniquelyfm/

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