1. We believe in the Holy Trinity

There is but one living and true God, everlasting; or infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, there are three persons of one substance, power and eternity--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (I John 5:7; II Cor. 13:14)

2. We believe in Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as very God and man, became incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary; that He, by His death on the cross became Saviour and Mediator of the entire human race, if they with full faith accept and receive the grace offered in Jesus; that this Jesus, after suffering on the cross, rose again on the third day, ascended into Heaven, ans sits on the right hand of God to intercede for us; and that He will come again at the last day to judge the living and the dead. (John 1:1-3; Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25)

3. We believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity; that He is ever present efficiently active in and with the Church of Jesus Christ, convincing the world of sin, regenerating and satisfying those who repent and believe, and empowering the saints to effectually and victoriously serve God, guiding the believer into all truth as it is in Jesus Christ. (John 16:7-15, John 3:5-7; Rom. 15:16; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:30-32; John 15:26; John 14:16-17)

4. We believe in the Holy Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of both the Old and New Testament, is the Word of God; that every true Christian must acknowledge and receive it by the help of the Spirit of God as the only pattern and guide in Christian living; that the Scriptures were given by the inspiration of God and that holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit; that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. (II Tim. 3:16; Rom. 15:4; II Peter 1:20)

5. We believe in the sacraments

We believe that the sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, should be administered to all born-again believers who are in love and fellowship with the Lord and His people. The only mode of baptism will be by immersion. Babies will not be baptized, but rather be offered for dedication to the Lord by believing, born-again parents or guardian. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-39; I Cor. 11:23-28; II Cor. 13:5; Luke 22:15-20)

6. We believe in Satan

We believe Satan to be a living personality; that he is called the god of this world; that he is the author of all unholy powers of darkness; that he is actively engaged in a spiritual warfare against God and His redeemed; that he is seeking to destroy the kingdom of God by any means; and that he ans all his diabolical hosts are destined to judgement in the lake of fire. (II Cor. 4:3-4; Mark 4:11-15; Rev. 20:7-10; Rev. 12:9)

7. We believe in the fall of man

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in perfect holiness and placed them in a pure environment with the ability to choose between right and wrong, and thus they were morally responsible for their decisions. We believe that through Adam's willful act of disobedience to the command of God, sin entered the race of mankind and he became depraved and separated from God, and therefore under the just condemnation without defense or excuse, necessitating the new birth. (Gen 1-3; Rom. 1:21-32; Rom. 3:10-19; Rom. 5:12; Josh 24:15)

8. We believe in the atonement

We believe that mankind in his sinful state, both by original sin and actual transgression, was and is unusable by any means in himself to satisfy the demands of a Holy God. We believe that Jesus Christ, Who is prefect righteousness and holiness--without Adamic depravity--made a full and completely satisfactory atonement for all human sins by His sufferings, by the shedding of His own blood, and by His meritorious death on the cross; that His atonement is the only ground for forgiveness of all human sins; that His atonement is the only ground of Salvation; and that it is sufficiently for every individual of Adam's race. We believe that the atonement is graciously efficacious to the irresponsible, to the children of innocency, but is efficacious to the salvation of those who reach the age of accountability only when they repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour. (Rom. 5:10-11; I Pet. 1:18-20; Isa. 53:5; Titus 2:14; Heb. 7:25; II Cor. 5:21; I John 4:10)

9. We believe in justification

We believe that penitent sinners are justified before God, and their sins forgiven by faith and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, and not by works; that good works in Christ are acceptable to God only as they spring out of a true and living faith. (Titus 3:5; Rom. 5:1-2; Rom. 3:28; Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 1:17; Acts 12:38-39)

10. We believe in sanctification

We believe that sanctification is that a believer, upon being saved, is immediately raised with Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). This is positional sanctification. He is also declared righteous in II Cor. 5:21. We further believe that sanctification is a continuous process of the working of the Holy Spirit's control, thus producing the Fruit of the Spirit in his life and a likeness unto the image of Christ. (Rom. 12:1-2; Rom. 6:19; I Thes. 5:23; Rom. 8:4-5; Eph. 3:14-19; Gal. 5:22-23; II Cor. 3:18; II Cor 5:21; Rom 8:28-29)

11. We believe in the second coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is bodily and near at hand, at which time the Lord Himself will descend from the Heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first; then the redeemed which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. We believe that His coming will cause the fulfillment of all prophecies made concerning His final and complete triumph over all evil.  This precious truth is the hope of all believers, to inspire in them holy living and a zeal for evangelism. The exact time of His coming no man knows; therefore, we must watch and be ready, for in such an hour as we think not, the Son of Man will come. (I Thes. 4:16-17; Titus 2:12-13; Matt. 24:44; Joel 3; Acts 1:11) 

12. We believe in the Resurrection.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead; that Christ has gone to prepare a place of reward for all who die in Christ to dwell in endless life, and that all the unrighteous shall be cast into a place called Hell for eternal torment. (John 11:25-26; I Thes. 4:16; John 5:28-29; Dan. 12:2)

13. We believe in the final judgement.

We believe in the final judgement of the wicked (those who have rejected Christ), at the great white throne, when the dead, small and great, shall be resurrected to stand before God to receive the rewards of their deeds done in the flesh. (Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:11-15; Heb 9:27; II Pet. 3:7; Acts 17:31)

 

14. We believe in Heaven

We believe that Heaven is the habitation of the living God; that Christ has gone to prepare a place for all His redeemed souls where they shall dwell eternally in perfect happiness and security with Him. (I Cor. 2:9; John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17; Rev. 21:1-22)

What we believe

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Hebron Union Church

Hebron Center Christian School

1149 SR44 N

Coudersport, PA 16915

Church Phone: 814.260.1780

 

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