Jesus Christ is God

Lord Jesus Christ Assembly
916 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
contact@lordjesuschristassembly.org



Doctrinal Statement for Lord Jesus Christ Assembly


  1. There is one true and living God. This Deity is Triune, having eternally existed in three theologically and personally distinguishable personalities: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Ontologically one, the Godhead is of a single essence of Deity with a plurality of Persons in Trinity.


  2. In this above-mentioned Trinity, the Son, being fully and substantially God, became Man through an incarnation. Without ceasing to be what He was (God), He became flesh, entering and remaining real humanity. We thus confess Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Man in a permanent hypostatic union of Godhood and humanity.


  3. The Lord Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, meaning that He is the Person prophesied about in the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures, the foretold King who will one day literally rule the world in His reign on this planet at His Second Coming.


  4. In His first advent, the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died for our sins. This simply means that He bore our punishment for sins, endured the penalty of death for our transgressions, received the judgment of the wrath of God against our trespasses in our place. His vicarious death makes it justly possible for God to forgive our sins and grant us eternal life through belief in His Son. His death effected a real propitiation, redemption, and reconciliation on our behalf.


  5. Three days after His death, just as He predicted, the Lord Jesus Christ bodily rose from the dead. He corporeally, somatically, literally came back to life again in the flesh. He then appeared to eyewitnesses, the principal ones being his apostles.


  6. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good message that Jesus is God the Son, the Messiah, Who became Man, died for our sins, and rose again. Anyone and everyone who simply believes this message is freely given everlasting salvation, eternal life, and forgiveness of sins.


  7. Individual human salvation is received by grace (undeserved, unearned, unmerited favor from God) through belief (counting information true) in the gospel. Thus, those who recognize Jesus as God, acknowledge Him to be Messiah-Christ, know Him to be risen from the dead, are everlastingly saved, permanently forgiven from all sins, having eternal life in perpetuity. This salvation, once genuinely-received, can't be forfeited.


  8. We believe in Christocentrism. This means that healthy Christian doctrine is Christocentric, theologically focused on the Lord Jesus Christ as the Word of God. We believe in Christocentricity. This means that all of life, perception, relationships, doctrine, decisions, affections, and radically all things are to be related to in a Christ-centered orientation. Christ is all!


  9. We teach that, as far as practicable, applicable instruction in righteousness is concerned, devotion-love is the highest issue. All that God commands us is summed up in this most important matter before Him: that we love Him in dedication and are committed to His people. We are instructed to lay down our lives for one another in genuine love, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. This includes, but isn't limited to, the particulars of mercy, forgiveness, and Scriptural function toward our fellow-believers, giving ourselves to each other, as the Lord Jesus Christ said, "It is more blessed to be giving, than to be receiving." (Acts 20:35)


  10. The Christian Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. They are inspired of the Holy Spirit down to the case, voice, mood, tense, stem, number, gender, and person of every word in the original autographs. Thus the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek originals are the prophetic and authoritative Scriptures of truth, and, as such, are inerrant (without error in what they teach) and infallible (unable to err) in their perfection.


  11. The Lord Jesus Christ will return visibly, physically, literally. We understand this to be a posttribulational and premillenial event. Coincident with this event is our gathering together to Him, commonly called the "rapture."



ADDENDUM:

The nature of a statement of faith is that of an assertion of the most important and defining positions of a given spiritual or religious body. As such, every point of doctrine that is held by a particular group isn't mentioned. Again, those deemed most important in the overall scope of the congregation's valuation and those things that define or distinguish that assembly from others are enumerated.

In this era of the age there is a marked interest among Christians who might read such a statement in "labels" that earmark a specific fellowship as to its theological affirmations. To satisfy such, we add that Lord Jesus Christ Assembly is homoousian in Christology, Biblicist in epistemology, non-denominational and inter-denominational in fellowship, free grace and Calvinistic in soteriology (though not "five-point"), millenial or chiliastic in eschatology, Christocentric in hermeneutic. We could not be called Charismatic or Pentecostal.




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