What We Believe

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE: in God the Father of all creation, who chose at the right time in history to bring forth Jesus the Christ, his only Son. Our Lord was born of the Holy Spirit and his chosen handmaiden, a virgin called Mary, who was betrothed to Joseph from the city of Nazareth.

WE BELIEVE: that Jesus taught the love of the Father and brought the gospel of salvation to all who would hear His voice. The world rejected him and he was put to death by crucifixion by the Roman Empire under the reigning governor Pontius Pilate.  He was buried in a tomb, yet in three days was resurrected from the power of death by the Holy Spirit to witness to all that Jesus indeed was the Son of the Living God.

WE BELIEVE: that Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection from the dead provides the only way to salvation; a restored relationship with God the Father; and freedom from the curse of sin that is upon all mankind as a result of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

WE BELIEVE:  in the Holy Spirit, the eternal Spirit of God, who dwelt in Jesus Christ; who empowers the church; who is the source of our life in Christ; and who is poured out on those who believe, as the guarantee of our redemption. By the power of the Holy Spirit, the church preaches, teaches, testifies, heals, loves, and suffers, following the example of Jesus, its Lord. The Spirit teaches us; reminds us of Jesus’ word; guides us in all truth; and empowers us to speak the word of God with boldness. The Holy Spirit enables our life in Christian community.

WE BELIEVE: in the Holy Scriptures known as the Christian Bible, being inspired by the Holy Spirit to be written by men of God.  It is our guide in all practices of faith and moral living.  It is without error in these things.

WE BELIEVE: in the return of Christ as promised in the Scriptures, that at the appointed time of God, Christ will return to fully redeem all things in accordance to His promises; that at the appointed time there will be, according to the Word of God, a time of judgment, for both those who have received Christ, and those who have rejected Him as Savior.  Through His grace and mercy, those who have received God’s salvation through Christ will live eternally in the Kingdom of God.

At the Journey, we also understand that hot button cultural issues are something that many people are concerned about. The Elders have spent many hours in prayer and reflection on many of these issues. If you would like to see the Journey’s Position on these issues, you can visit the “Resources” tab and visit our File Cabinet where you can download these documents. Our Confessions of Faith and Constitution may also be found there.

For more information on what we believe, check out http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.