What We Believe
As often as our church evolves, with new programs, new campuses and new ideas on how to share the Gospel, one thing has NOT changed since Walnut Hill’s inception: what we believe.
About the Bible
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 14:10, 13, 16, 17, 26; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
About Jesus Christ: His Person
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18, 23; Luke 1:35; John 17:11, 21)
About Human Beings
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature; and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7; Jeremiah 17:9; Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:3)
About Jesus Christ: His Work
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53:6; John 3:16; Romans 5:9, 12, 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 21; 1 Peter 2:24)
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life for us there as High Priest and Advocate. (Luke 24:6; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 4:14, 10:12)
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. (John 1:12-13, 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23)
About Eternal Security
We believe that those who have been born again have everlasting life and will not come into condemnation, but are passed from death unto life; and that the Lord Jesus Christ gives them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither will any man pluck them out of God’s hand. (John 5:24, 10:28-29)
About the Church
We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and that it includes all who have been born again. Its mission is to offer acceptable worship to God and to serve Him faithfully by spreading the Gospel and making disciples of all nations. The ordinances of the Church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 16:18, 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:10-11, 4:11-16)
About the Second Coming
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7)
We believe in the physical resurrection of the body. Unbelievers will be eternally separated from God’s presence, but believers will live and reign with Him forever. (Matthew 25:46; John 3:36; 5:28-29; Revelation 20:12, 15)
Learn more about what we believe at our next Starting Line Membership Class. You’ll have the opportunity to dig in and learn what we believe, ask questions and meet some friends who are also exploring the Walnut Hill family.
Questions? Call the church office at 203-796-7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next class is at your local campus.