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SCCHE Statement of Faith



  1. We believe that there is one God who is triune in nature and has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and the God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
  2. We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; John 10:35; Matthew 5:18).

  3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, that He is God who came in human flesh, being fully God and fully man except without sin. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, resurrection, bodily ascension into Heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory (John l:1,14; Luke 1:26-38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 6:19; Romans 3:24; Matthew 28:6; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 7:25; Acts 1:11; Luke 21:27).

  4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live Godly lives. (Acts 5:3-4; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; Ephesians 4:30).

  5. We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, and God created mankind as male (man) and female (woman), sexually and anatomically different, but having equal personal dignity. Therefore, we believe that an individual’s gender – male or female- was designed by God and is determined biologically by DNA and anatomy. (Genesis 1:26-28, Romans 1:26-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
  6. We believe that the institution of marriage was created and ordained by God, and that marriage is defined as the exclusive union between one biological man and one biological woman. No other union can be defined as marriage. (Gen. 2:22-24; Matt. 19:4-6; Heb. 13:4-7; Mk. 10:6-9; I Cor. 7:1-16).

  7. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed by accepting through faith God's gift of salvation, which was made possible by Christ's death (Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:23,5:8,8:1; John 3:16-19, 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10).

  8. We believe that every person is a sinner and is in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and by act, and therefore is under His wrath and just condemnation. We also believe that the central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His sacrificial death and shed blood on the cross - the successful accomplishment which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection. (Rom. 3:10-26, I Cor. 15:12-22, II Cor. 5:14-21).

  9. We believe that the only way to heaven is through salvation, and that salvation is offered as a gift, freely given to the sinner through the grace of God. However, the sinner must respond to this gift by individual faith in the sacrificial death and shed blood of Christ alone, and therefore not trust in any personal works in order to gain eternal life. (Rom. 6:23, Eph. 2:1-10, II Cor. 5:14-21)