WHAT WE BELIEVE


TRINITY

We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Matthew 28:18-19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:1-4



GOD THE FATHER

God the Father is the architect of heaven and earth. By His word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world from nothing. Through the same Word, He daily sustains all His creatures. He rules over all and is the only Sovereign. His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love Him, and in His unfathomable grace gave His Son Jesus Christ for mankind's redemption. He made man for fellowship with Himself, and intended that all creation should live to the praise of His glory. 

Genesis 1, Ephesians 1:13-14



JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching and obedience. He is fully God and was fully man. He was always with God and is God. Through Him all things came into being and were created. We believe that He lived a perfect, sinless life, died on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for man. He was buried, resurrected on the third day, and is coming again for all who believe in Him. 

Romans 5:6-9, Galatians 3:13-14, Philippians 3:8-1, Hebrews 4:15

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells every Christian for the purpose of living a God-reflective life. 

John 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30



MAN

We believe the human race is sinful and separated from God and therefore must experience the work of Christ by faith in order to have a relationship with God. All people are separated from God by their sinful nature until they trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation is from God and by God, not by works so no one can boast. 

Romans 3:10-20, Ephesians 2:1-3, 1 Colossians 1:13-14, Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9



THE BIBLE

We believe in the authority and inerrancy of Scripture. We believe that the Bible is the final authority on beliefs and behavior. Therefore, the Bible is the center of our teaching and preaching at Stonepoint Church. 

2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 3:1-2

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ and is to be about His work of making disciples of Christ in the world. 

Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31



ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the church. 

Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:14-23, I Corinthians 11:23-26



STEWARDSHIP

We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of everything that God has given us (time, money, abilities, etc.) in order to expand His kingdom. Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship and a recognition that God own everything that we possess. We ask people to practice the biblical principle of tithing to help support the work of the local church. 

1 Corinthians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:10, Malachi 3:10