Statement of Faith
1. The Bible, in the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes His completed and final revelation to man. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part, including theological concepts as well as scientific, geographical and historical details.
(2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:21; Jn 17:17; Ps 119:160)
2. God created the heavens and the earth and all living things as stated in Genesis 1 and 2, Colossians 1:16. This One God has existed from all eternity in three co-equal, co-eternal persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
(Isa 43:10; John 1:1-3; Col 1:16; Isa 44:24; Isa 61:1; Isa 48:16; Matt 3:16-17; Matt 28:19-20)
3. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man, born of a virgin and without sin. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection from the dead and future bodily return to earth.
(Is 59:2; Rom 5:8; 1 Tim 2:5; 1 Pet 3:18; Jn 11:25-26; Heb 9:26-29; Is 53:4-5; Matt 24:29-30; 1 Cor 15:3-8; Matt 3:16-17; Jn 1:1-3; Jn 8:18-19, 58; Jn 10:30; Php 2:5-8; Matt 28:19-20)
4. All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation.
(Rom 3:23; Rom 6:23; 2 Thes 1:8-9)
5. Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
(Jn 1:12; Jn 5:24; Jn 14:6; 1 Jn 5:11-12; 1 Cor 5:7; 1 Jn 2:2; Acts 4:12; Rom 4:1-4; Eph 2:8-10)
6. The Biblical model for marriage is the physical, spiritual, and legal union between one man and one woman.
(Gen 2:23-24; Titus 1:6; Eph 5:24-25; 1 Pet 3:7)
7. We believe that there are certain beliefs that are essential to the Christian faith. We also believe that there are other issues which are considered to be peripheral, rather than central, to faith in Jesus, along with many differing expressions of how that faith is worked out in the Body of Christ. In the interest of Christian unity and Biblical charity we believe that these non-essential doctrines and practices should be treated with liberty and grace, and that we should not attempt to unduly offend nor pass judgment on our brothers and sisters in Christ concerning such matters.
(Rom 14:13-15; Matt 22:36-40; Gal 5:22-26)
You do not need to agree with this “Statement of Faith” to be a member of HOME, but you must respect these beliefs in word and deed at all HOME functions. If you desire to be involved in Leadership or other Volunteer capacities within HOME you must be in total agreement with and embrace this Statement of Faith in word and deed in all situations.