What We Believe – Our Statement of Faith

We believe in the essential truths of the historic orthodox (biblical) Christian faith. These truths include:

 

•      We believe that all men are sinners and fall short of the glory of God      

        (Romans 3:23).

 

•      We believe that salvation from sin, death, and God's wrath is the comforting free

        gift of God, given by grace through a living faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:14

        17) in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

 

•      We believe in the Trinity—one God eternally existent in three persons: Father,

        Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-5).

 

•      We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the one-and-only savior of sinners

        (Jesus), (John 3:16).

 

•      We believe that the Bible is the final authority on faith and life—that it is a

        magnificent and unique document, truly inspired by God through human writers,

        and is without error in the original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

 

•      We believe that the Bible has answers for today's problems—that every man,

        woman, or child will benefit by getting to know Christ (Hebrews 13:8).

 

•      We believe that good works are a natural result of an authentic saving faith (2

        Corinthians 9:8, James 2:26). Thus being a Christian leads one to be a blessing

        to society (Mark 12:31), to influence it (Matthew 5:13-16), to be enthusiastic

        (Romans 12:11), and to bring others the good news of the gospel (Matthew

        28:19-20).

 

  • We believe that the Christian faith is not mere blind faith but faith in evidence (Acts 1:3; Acts 17:17), which should be explained lovingly to others (1 Peter 3:15).

Core Beliefs

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St. John Evangelist Missionary Baptist Church

1234 West 63rd Street

Chicago, Illinois 60636

 

Phone: (773) 216-6230