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WHAT WE BELIEVE
There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
The Bible is true, authoritative, sufficient and rightly referred to as the Word of GOD. (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
That Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human. (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3)
That Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute and paid the penalty due by mankind for rebellion to the ways of GOD (sin). (John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18)
That Jesus Christ, through His sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, offers forgiveness to all who, through faith, receive His gift of salvation and eternal life. (John 3:16; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
The "Born-Again" experience as taught by Jesus Christ and experienced throughout the ages, is the hallmark of salvation. (John 3:3)
That only through the extension of grace and faith in the person, the finished work (cross) of Jesus Christ, and repentance from rebellion towards GOD (sin) can one be reconciled to GOD and experience salvation that leads to true life and joy. (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
The Holy Spirit:
That all Christians carry the potential to live Spirit-filled lives at the moment of conversion. (Romans 8:9; John 14:16-17)
The gifts of the Holy Spirit that we see exercised in the Scriptures have not ceased with the death of the last Apostle or the closing of the New Testament canon. (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:1-16)
The Afterlife | Heaven & Hell:
There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from rebellion towards the ways of GOD (sin) and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward (heaven). Those who do not turn from living in direct opposition to the ways of GOD (sin), resulting in total denial of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary, will be raised to eternal punishment (hell). (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15)
The Second Coming:
That Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return. (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7)
The process of spiritual development (progressive sanctification) is wrought in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to self and living in relationship with Jesus Christ (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a life that brings honor to GOD (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).
The Church is a fellowship of believers, called out of the world to participate in worship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism and service for the spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ death, burial and resurrection. (1 Peter 2:9; Acts 2:42-48)
GCC practices two ordinances: (1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s failures before GOD and receiving the free-gift of salvation won by Jesus victory over death at the cross (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4), and (2) Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation. (2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
Sanctity of Human Life:
All human life is sacred and worthy of protection from the moment of conception. (Psalm 127; Psalm 139:13-16; Proverbs 24:11-12; Jeremiah 1:4-5)
Sanctity of Marriage:
The Bible is clear on this issue. Marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as defined in Scripture. Gallatin Community Church may decline to solemnize or host a marriage ceremony that is contrary to the church’s beliefs. (Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:1-10; Ephesians 5:22-33; Hebrews 13:4)