Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center
 

Statement of Faith

We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (Deut 6:4, Heb 1:1-3, Matt 3:16-17, Matt 28:18-19, John 15:26, II Cor 13:14)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent and personal return in power and glory.  (John 3:16, I Cor 15:3-4, I Peter 2:18-24)

We believe the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who believe. The Holy Spirit brings about the conviction of sin and the new birth, bears witness of our adoption, and is the power behind Christian growth and ministry.  (Matt 3:11, John 14:16-17, John 16:5-15, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, I Cor 12:7-11)

We believe in the Bible and God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error.  (Mark 12:36, John 14:26, John 16:12-15, Acts 1:16, I Cor 2:12-13; II Tim 3:14-16, II Peter 1:20-21)

We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.  (Acts 4:12, Romans 3:23)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins are achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.  (Matt 26:28, Romans 5:9, Ephes 2:8-9, I Peter 1:18-19, I John 1:7)

We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.  (Romans 5:1-2, Luke 24:45-47, Acts 3:19, Acts 17:30, II Peter 3:9, Matt 10:32, Romans 10:9, Phil 2:11,  I John 4:15, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7, Gal 3:27, Col 2:12, I1 Peter 3:21)

We believe that marriage is ordained by God as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman. (Gen 1:28, Gen 2:24, Matt 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-8)

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
(Isaiah 40:8, Matt 5:18, Matt 24:35, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12)

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