God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
Creekside Christian Fellowship is unique from other denominations. We strongly affirm the clear teaching of the Word of God. We also allow believers the personal freedom to have varying interpretations on theological issues that are not clearly presented in Scripture. Here is what we believe about...
There is one, and only one, living and true God. God our Father reigns in providential care over His universe, His creatures and the history of the world. Jesus is the Only Son of God (John 3:16), born of a virgin (Luke 2), the second person of the Trinity, who was sent by God, the Father, to die for the sins of the world, and he was raised on the third day. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God who lives in every believer to transform him or her into the likeness of Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14).
The Holy Bible is God's inspired, written word that is complete and correct, in which there are no errors (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible is the revelation of God's purposes in history and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, and is the disciple's normative guide for daily living.All people are separated from God by their sinful nature until they trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10). Salvation is from God (John 10:27-29), and eternally assured by God's grace, not by any works that people can do (Ephesians 2:8-9).The church is the visible presence of Christ in the world today, and it is the Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). The church is composed of freely gathered baptized followers of Christ who share "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5). The church is not a place, but people. The purpose of the church is to glorify Christ by worshiping Him (Mt. 22:35-38), proclaiming Christ as Lord and Savior in word and actions, and by equipping and building up His body, the church (Eph. 4:11-13).
Each follower of Christ, as a member of His Body (Eph. 2:19), is called to be a witness in the world (Acts 1:8) and to make other disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Each disciple has a place of ministry within the Body of Christ (Eph 4:12). God has gifted each believer with at least one spiritual gift for the purpose of building up the body and carrying out God's mission in his or her life (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-13).
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and symbolizes inclusion into the body of believers (Eph. 2:19)
The Lords Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby Christian believers, through the partaking of bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of Christ and anticipate His second coming (1 Cor. 11:23-26).
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:18-20). It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other means in harmony with the gospel of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
God, who created the world (Genesis 1:1), is the same God who will bring it to its end (Revelation 21). History is moving purposefully to its completion in the purposes of God through the collective efforts of the church (Eph. 3:10-11). We believe Jesus Christ, who was physically raised from the dead (I Cor. 15:3-5), will return to raise the dead and assign them to their eternal destinies and establish a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21:1).
God alone is sovereign over the conscience of man. As Christians, we are to pray for and support our public leaders (Rom. 13:1-7), obey the laws of the land inasmuch as they are in keeping with the higher law of God and engage the social issues of the day in a biblically informed manner of lifestyle (I Peter 3:16)