What We Believe
Foundation and Purpose:
The foundation of Servant's Church, is the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11), and its code of guidance in all its affairs, the Word of God. Servant's Church does hereby affirm its faith that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of Almighty God.
(Mark 13:31, 2 Tim 3: 16-17).
The primary purpose for which Servant's Church is formed is to glorify God by forming a local congregation committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ that will carry out His Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and Great Commandment (Mark 12: 30-31) and in doing so, to fulfill our commission to serve and build up the local church body and community and to make disciples of all people.
Thessalonians 3:6-15; 1 Timothy 1:20; 6:5; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Titus 3:10-11; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 2 John 9-11)
Statement of Faith:
The Word of God:
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbal, plenary inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith, life, and conduct; inerrant in the original manuscripts, infallible, and God-breathed.
(Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; 1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that all Holy Scriptures are God-inspired and infallible and the foundation of our faith.
(Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4)
We believe there is one living and true Triune God, eternally existing in three persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all three co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same divine attributes and perfections; and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:5-6)
The Triune God is defined by:
The Eternal FATHER (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; 102:27; 1 Timothy 1:17).
The Eternal SON (Micah 5:2; John 1:1-2; 8:58; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).
The Eternal HOLY SPIRIT (Hebrews 9:14).
The Eternal GODHEAD (Romans 1:20).
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. We believe that He orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace.
(Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6; Isaiah 46:9-10)
As the only absolute and omnipotent ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption. In His sovereignty, He is neither author nor approver of sin, nor does He waive the accountability of His creatures. He has graciously chosen from eternity past those whom He would have as His own, not based on anything man has done, but according to His own good pleasure.
(Genesis 1:1-31; Revelation 4:11; Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36; 1 Timothy 6:13-16; Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47; 1 Peter 1:17; James 1:13; Ephesians 1:4-6; 2:8-9)
The Son – the Person and Work of Jesus Christ:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
(John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
(Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
(Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2)
We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead.
(1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1)
We believe in Jesus Christ's sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and His ascension into Heaven, and acknowledge His Lordship over all things in heaven and in earth, and under the earth.
(Philippians 2:9-10; Hebrews 4:15; Acts 2:22; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Luke 24:51)
Holy Spirit – the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin and that He is the supernatural and sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ; indwelling, sanctifying, instructing, empowering for service, and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
(John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9)
We believe that the believer is commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4, 38; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are given by the Holy Spirit to the church for the work of the ministry.
(1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7–8)
We believe that humanity was directly and immediately created by God in His own image and likeness, free from sin, with a rational nature, intelligence, and volition; yet with a moral responsibility to the God who created him.
(Genesis 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 11:7; Genesis 2:7, 15-25; James 3:9)
We believe that humanity by transgression and disobedience to the revealed will and Word of God lost its innocence, incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death, became subject to the wrath of God, and became inherently corrupt and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. Thus, every human being is utterly spiritually depraved and, having no recuperative powers to enable him to rescue himself, is hopelessly lost and held as a slave of sin.
Man must therefore be redeemed and delivered by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is wholly of God's grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-19; John 3:36; 8:34; Romans 1:16; 3:10-11, 23; 5:12-21; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-3, 8-9; Colossians 1:13-21; 1 John 1:8)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
(Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19)
We believe that repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ produces the work of justification in the believer and through faith in the shed blood of Christ, he is justified and made a partaker in the death of Christ.
(Romans 5:1, 9; Luke 22:20)