CACH Statement of Faith
Bible: We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life and stands alone (not to be added to or deleted from), inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Tim. 3:16; Rev. 22:18-19)
Trinity: We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:4-6, Matthew 28:19, John 14:9-11, John 15:26)
Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:16, Mark 8:27-29, Luke 9:18-20, John 20:28), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:29-35, Matthew 1:20), in His sinless life (1 John 3:5), in His miracles (Acts 2:22, John 3:2), in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood (Romans 3:25, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 Peter 1:18-19), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-5), in His ascension (Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-7) and in His coming personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, John 14:2-3).
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person and is, therefore, eternal and of the same essence, majesty, and glory with the Father and Son. We believe, therefore, that the Holy Spirit is truly God (Psalm 139:7-10, 1 Corinthians 2:10, Genesis 1:2).
Sin: We believe that sin separates us from God. Sin is our rebellion against His will. We sin in thought, word, and deed because we are born sinful. (Rom. 3:22-24, 1 John 1:8-10).
Salvation: We believe salvation is a free gift of God to all who believe. We are justified by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (Colossians 1:13-14, 1 John 2:2, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:24).
Marriage and Family: We believe God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Sexual intimacy is sanctioned by God only within the context of marriage (Genesis 2:24-25, Exodus 20:14, Mark 10:6-9, Hebrews 13:4).