Church for the Nations Prescott
The Trinity: We believe that there is one living and true God: who is everlasting, ever present, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness. He is the Maker and Preserver of all things that are seen and invisible. He is present eternally and co-equally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ: We believe that the Son, true God and eternally begotten of the Father, took human form as Jesus Christ and was born of the Virgin Mary. He possessed two complete, perfect natures of God and man, joined together in one Person. He suffered, was crucified, died, was buried, descended into Hell, and rose again on the third day to cleanse the sins of all men for all eternity.
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, true God and eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ and also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, spiritual gifts and guidance in doing what is right.
The Bible: We believe in the divine inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. It was written by men under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is free of error. The Bible is sacred truth used to guide us in action and belief.
Man and His Fall: We believe that man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Therefore, all men are separated from God for all eternity by their sinful deeds.
Salvation: We believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, gave His life and shed His blood to cleanse man from sin – to redeem and restore man back to God. Salvation is a gift from God to man and is only available through faith in Jesus Christ. Only by believing in Jesus Christ as God’s final sacrifice can man be saved from sin and an eternity in Hell. Biblical Ordinances: We believe in the two ordinances prescribed by Jesus Christ in the Bible: baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism is not only a sign of repentance but also a sign of regeneration and re-birth into the Church where forgiveness, faith and salvation are visibly signed and sealed.
The Lord’s Supper is a sign of our redemption by Christ’s death as long as the recipient does so worthily and with faith. We partake of the Bread and Cup not only as symbols, but spiritually partake of the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the Lord’s Supper we grow closer in our union within the Church and with Jesus Christ.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every Christian at or following conversion. Through the laying on of hands spiritual gifts may be manifest including, but not limited to, prophecy and tongues.
The Church: We believe that the Body of Christ is the Church. It is the instrument and focus of God’s purposes on the earth, where the believer is unified and uplifted with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Every believer should actively participate in a local expression of the universal church and be committed to the promotion of the Word of God.