Statement of Faith
HOME Statement of Faith
Our Statement of Faith includes those truths upon which all Christians agree.
These truths concern the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible.
It is the “faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) which distinguishes believers from non-believers.
Since there are many other precious truths in the Bible, this statement does not include all that there is to believe, but that which is essential for Christian fellowship and unity (Romans 15:7).
WE BELIEVE in one God as existing eternally in three persons: God the Father Almighty, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from both (Genesis 1:26; John 14:25-26).
WE BELIEVE that God created the world and all that exists, from nothing through his Word (Genesis 1; John 1:1-3).
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, as God incarnate, being fully God and fully man (John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-7; Galatians 4:4-6).
WE BELIEVE that all men are sinners and have desperate need of God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 3:23-24; John 3:16-17; Ecclesiastes 7:20).
WE BELIEVE that salvation is the free gift of God to men by the sacrificial death and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesian 2:8-10; Romans 5; Isaiah 53).
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God, that is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Psalm 19; Hebrews 4:12-13).
WE BELIEVE that the sanctity of marriage is between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31-33).
WE BELIEVE that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27).
WE BELIEVE that children are a gift from God to their parents, whose responsibility it is to train in a manner pleasing to Him—spiritually, academically, and socially (Psalm 127:3; Proverbs 22:6; Colossians 3:20).
While it is not necessary to accept all these beliefs in order to be a member of HOME, we ask that you respect that this is the foundation of the group, and as such, all meetings, activities, and events will be conducted in a manner to reflect these beliefs (i.e., teaching, scripture reading, and prayer).
All those serving on the HOME Board must agree to, sign, and adhere to this Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
All those serving in HOME leadership positions, including but not limited to Representatives, Advisors, Administrators, Directors, and Teachers must agree to honor this Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct and act accordingly in their respective position.