Quest Church

What We Believe

Doctrinal Statement

We feel strongly about teaching essential Biblical truths. We agree with Augustine’s statement concerning doctrine and beliefs: “In the essentials, unity; in the non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” Augustine.

As such, we have focused our attention on core beliefs we can hold in common. These are what we consider the essentials:

    1. We believe in the Bible’s 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and complete accuracy in the original writings and that the Word of God is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (Mt. 5:17-18 and 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

 

    1. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4-5; Mt. 28:19; John 1:1, 20:28 and 2 Cor. 13:14)

 

    1. We believe that, as provided and purposed by God and as prophesied in the Bible, Jesus, the eternal Son of God came into this world that He might manifest God to men and become the Redeemer of a lost world. He was born of the virgin Mary and received a human body and a sinless human nature. Jesus became fully man without ceasing to be fully God. (John 1:1,14; Phil. 2:5-11; Is. 7:14; Mt. 1; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:8 and John 3:16)

 

    1. We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he fell from his position with God because of sin. As a consequence of his sin, he has suffered not only physical death but also spiritual death, becoming dead in trespasses and sin. We also believe that this spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, has been passed on to the entire human race, Christ Jesus alone being the exception. (Gen. 1:26-27, 5:1; Rom. 3:10, 5:12 and Eph. 2:1)

 

    1. We believe that Jesus died for our sins, according to the Bible, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His sacrifice. (Heb. 9:11ff, 10:3ff; Is. 53; Rom. 5:8, 6:10 and 2 Cor. 5:14-21)

 

    1. We believe in Jesus’ physical resurrection as the crucified Lord, and in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (1 Cor. 15; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 1:9; 1 Peter 3:21b-22 and Heb. 4:14-15, 7:25)

 

    1. We believe that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will personally and physically return and set up His Kingdom where He will rule and reign in righteousness. (Acts 1:11; Mt. 24:44; Heb. 9:28 and Titus 2:13)

 

    1. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. (John 3, 1:12)

 

  1. We believe in the physical resurrection of all, the just to enjoy God in heaven, and the lost to eternal separation from God in hell. (Acts 24:15; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51-58; Rev. 20:11-15 and Luke

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