Our beliefs at Centerpoint are comprised of 5 ONE's. We refer to these as THE ESSENTIALS.
The Essentials are the core beliefs of the Christian faith. Our desire is to focus on the major doctrines of the Christian faith. We believe we are at our best when we are focused on what we are for, not what we are against!
We define who God is by what he has revealed in His Word. We find that God is very clear about who He is even if we have difficulty comprehending it.
We believe in one God who exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." Matthew 28:19
What we believe about Jesus is crucial to our understanding of God's plan to save the world. Jesus in many ways and at many times declared that He was indeed the One true God.
We believe Jesus is fully God and fully human, was born of a virgin, lived in unbroken fellowship with the Father, was crucified for our sins, raised from the dead, ascended into heaven, and one day will return and restore all things.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
"Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage." Philippians 2:5-6
There is only one true gospel, which is found in Jesus + nothing else.
We believe that salvation from sin and spiritual death is by faith alone in Christ alone. It is a free gift that cannot be earned. Those who have placed their faith in Christ will experience eternal life with Him in Heaven.
"For God loved the world this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God's gift - not from works, that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe that the Bible alone is our final source for truth. It teaches us who God is and who we are. It's a narrative of God's plan to save the world from sin and death.
We believe that the Bible is the only inspired and authoritative Word of God.
"All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness..." 2 Timothy 3:16
How do we know if we are attending the right church? There is not one denomination that holds the mantle for being the only true church. Jesus clearly calls his people to gather together in local churches in order to fulfill his purposes on Earth.
We believe that one true church consists of all those that belong to Christ by grace alone, through faith alone.
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope at your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:4-6