What We Believe

We believe in one God eternally existing in three equally divine persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another. This one true and living God is infinitely perfect in His love, justice, and holiness. He is the creator and sustainer of all things and is therefore worthy of worship and adoration. He perfectly and exhaustively knows the beginning from the end, sovereignly rules over all things, and providentially brings about his eternal good purposes to redeem a people for Himself and restore His fallen creation, to the praise of His glorious grace.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sinners by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but through Adam’s disobedience, the entire human race was separated from God. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone. (Romans 2:2-5; Ephesians 2:8-9; Genesis 1:27, 9:6; Psalm 51:5, 58:3; Romans 5:12, 3:23; Ephesians 2:1)

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, the only means to salvation is belief in Christ’s substitutionary death and resurrection. (Acts 4:12, 13:38-39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:4-5, 5:1; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 1:4-5)

We believe justification is the means by which the believer’s sins are completely forgiven in Christ. To be justified is to be made righteous. It is a divine act where God declares the sinner to be innocent of his or her sins. It is not that the sinner is now sinless, but is declared sinless. This justification is a gift of grace, by faith, and because Jesus took upon Himself our guilt. (Romans 5:9; Hebrews 9:22; Romans 5:18)

We believe sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Christ in every aspect of living. God has set the Christian apart for the purpose of sanctification. True sanctification is impossible apart from the atoning work of Christ on the cross because only after our sins are forgiven can we begin to lead a holy life. (1 Thessalonians 4:7; Ephesians 2:10)

We believe grace is unmerited favor. It is God’s free gift for the benefit of His people. Grace is not the result of human effort. Grace is freely given, because of who God is, not because of who we are or what we do or don’t do. It is the means of our salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Romans 6:14)

We believe that every word in the original writings is inspired by God and without error. It is accurate in all matters of which it speaks: spiritual, historical, and scientific. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the foundation of the faith and practice of The Point Community Church. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe that every Christian is called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the gospel message to the whole world. A reward in heaven is promised for faithfulness in such service (1 Peter 1:15-16; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:12-17; John 14:1-3)

We believe that because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46)

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the Church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:24-30; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27)

We believe that the Bible sets two ordinances: the Lord’s Supper and water baptism. The Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated regularly in remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross and in expectation of His return. Water baptism is an outward testimony of a person’s belief in Christ. Immersion is the means set forth in Scripture. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 9:18, 10:47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)