The Coleman Memorial Chapel
Doctrinal Statements.

Reasons For Faith
Articulating Christianity to our community

Doctrinal Statements

1. We believe in one Triune God, Creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent (All Powerful, All Knowing and ALL Present) "perfect and eternally existing in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit." Colossians 1:16, Psalm 139:6-12, Psalm 18:30, John 10:30, Luke 3:22

2. We believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin into the world without ceasing to be the second person of the Triune God. He is both fully God and fully man; two natures perfectly united in one person. He was crucified, died, was buried and resurrected bodily. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. John 18:19, 20, Isaiah 7:14, Colossians 2:9, Phil 2:5-11, Acts 1:9, Hebrews 10:12

3. We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict people of sin, regenerate and indwell believers, assist in prayer, equip the saints for service unto God, and lead the believers into all truth necessary for godliness. Luke 3:22, John 16:7, 8, Ephesians 3:16, 17a, Romans 8:26, John 16:13

4. We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, in their entirety, to be the inspired Word of God and the final authority for doctrine and Christian conduct.  2 Tim 3:16, 17, James 2:15a

5. We believe man was directly created by God being fashioned in his likeness, his very essence, but sinned, incurring both physical and spiritual death resulting in separation from God. Subsequently, sin is inherited by every member of the human race and every person is hopelessly damned unless they respond to Christ's invitation to accept His finished work on the cross and be saved. Gen. 3, Romans 5:12-21, Romans 8:1, I Corinthians 15:21, 22, I Timothy 2:14

 

6. We believe in the atonement of sin through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, bringing the believer into a vibrant relationship with God whereby a deliverance from the power and penalty of sin is eternally effected in the life of the believer. Romans 3:23-26, 5:8-11, Ephesians 1:7a, Ephesians 2:8 & 13

7. We believe in water baptism by the mode of sprinkling or immersion as a public declaration of the Lordship of Jesus Christ testifying that regeneration has occurred in the believer's life.  John 3:5-8, Romans 6:1-4, I Peter 3:18-22, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

8. We believe in the Church as the body of Christ, having all the necessary power and authority to carry out Christ's commands. The Church consists of all who, through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:22, 23, 5:25-32, Colossians 1:21-24

9. We believe that a free and vigorous exchange of ideas, philosophies, and theologies is conducive to Christian maturity; that such an exchange will of necessity include ideas, philosophies, and theologies of a heterodox and neo-orthodox nature, resulting in a Christian theology that is dynamic and fluid rather than static and rigid. Ephesians 4:15, I Corinthians 13:11, Hebrews 5:11-14, 2 Peter 3:18

10. We believe in intensive world evangelism and missionary endeavors in accordance with the Great Commission and in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Proverbs 11:30, Matthew 28:18-20, John 10:10, 14:6

11. We believe that Jesus Christ will be coming again at a time known only to God the Father. He will come in glory to judge the living and the dead according to what each has done. We must therefore be ready and patiently waiting with joyful expectation, living self-controlled, upright and godly lives so that, when He appears, we may be unashamed at His coming.  Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 12:35-40; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 2:28

 12. We believe in the eternal security of ALL individuals who have placed their hope and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  We believe that Christians are saved by grace through faith and are eternally secure; justified before God, preventing us from being separated from God throughout eternity.  John10:27, 28, Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 4:2-8

Contact Information

Address

1980 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz, PA. 17543
(717) 626-6933



Pastor

Rev. Russell E. Hobbs
Email: rhobbs@dejazzd.com

 

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