Charlotte Grace One Christ Church
“What we hold to be true”
Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God. It was written by individuals inspired by God and is God's revelation of Himself to humankind. It consists of 66 books, and it is without error in its content. It is man's authoritative and sufficient guide in all matters of faith and practice.
God: We believe that there is one living and true God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. He exists in three Persons eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
each of whom is equal in power and glory.
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, and He is the Savior and the Lord of all who are saved. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now sitting at the right hand of God interceding for all believers.
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is divine. He enables men to understand truth, and he exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church.
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believers. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
Church: We believe that a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. The Church is the Body of Christ which includes the redeemed of all the ages from every tongue and people and nation.
Ordinances: We believe that Baptism and The Lord’s Supper are the only two ordinances established by the Lord Jesus Christ. The purpose is to remind believers, through the symbolic expressions, about the salvation accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Future Things: We believe that Christ will return at the end in glory and power, and there will be resurrection and judgment for both the redeemed and the unredeemed. The redeemed will enter eternal glory and the unredeemed will be condemned to eternal punishment.