WHAT WE Believe

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
(John 3:16)

God extends grace, even though we do not deserve it, cannot earn it, and can never repay it.

GOD IS WITH Us

Here at Trinity Christian Church of New Bloomfield, PA, we wholeheartedly support the scriptural principles espoused within the great documents of the faith, but Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone – is always our final guide and sure foundation.   

I. The Bible
            The Bible is the inspired (God-breathed), inerrant (does not contain errors), and infallible (cannot contain errors, due to divine inspiration) Word of God. As such, it is our final authority for faith and life (Psalm 119:105). The Bible is the lens and framework by which we interpret reality and experience, rather than us interpreting the Bible through our own suppositions and experiences. 

II. Theology
We affirm the classic Trinitarian theology of one God eternally coexisting in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

III. Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Trinity; He is fully God and fully Man, two distinct natures coexisting without mixture or confusion. The Lord Jesus Christ is at the center of biblical prophecy, and His finished work (John 19:30) is completely sufficient for the forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation of those who repent and believe the gospel of grace alone (Ephesians 2:8-9) by faith alone in Christ alone (Galatians 3).     

IV. The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and is fully God (Matthew 28:19). The Holy Spirit bears witness to (Hebrews 10:15) and teaches us of Christ (John 14:26), and applies the finished work of Christ to us in the lifelong process of sanctification (1 Peter 1:2).

V. The Family
The family is an institution established by God Himself for the purpose of mutual love, intimacy, spiritual growth, and support between one man and one woman united for life in the covenant bonds of marriage (Genesis 1:27 and 2:22-25, and especially Matthew 19:4-6). Parents are called by God to raise godly children (Malachi 2:15) and to consciously bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Sexual immorality of any kind, whether heterosexual promiscuity or homosexual activity, is clearly and repeatedly forbidden by Scripture and is contrary to the purity and holiness of the marriage covenant.    

VI. Sin
Sin is any violation of, or failure to obey, the law of God. According to Romans 3:23, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The only way to avoid the just penalty for our sins, eternal separation from God in hell, is faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, made possible by the grace of God alone.  

VII. Salvation
Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Salvation is His sovereign act of grace whereby He saves us from His perfect justice by the price paid by His Son, which we can only appropriate by repentance from our sin and faith in Him. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:12), eternal life with Him.

VIII. The Church
The church is the body and bride of Christ, composed of all believers from all ages who are saved and therefore in union with Christ. Created and obtained by the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28), Who is its head (Ephesians 5:23), the church gathers for mutual encouragement, edification (teaching and preaching), building up of one another, and for the work of ministry to both believers and unbelievers in our communities. 


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