First Christian Church Core Beliefs
The infallibility of Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The absolute deity of Christ.
Colossians 2:9 | 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form...
The virgin birth of Christ.
Luke 1:34 | 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The historical creation of humans.
Genesis 1 & 2 | 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...
The free will (choice) of every person upon this Earth.
Matthew 7:24-27 | 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
The sinful nature of humans.
Genesis 3 | 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
The substitutionary death of Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:3 | 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures...
The bodily resurrection of Christ.
Luke 24:39 | 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
The literal return of Christ to Earth.
John 14:3 | 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
The resurrection and assignment of all people to Heaven or Hell.
Matthew 25:31-46 | 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left...