What we believe at Essex Gospel Community Church
We believe in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible to be the divinely breathed, infallible, verbally inspired Word of God (II Timothy 3:15-16; I Peter 2:2).
We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons -- The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:2; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19).
We believe in the literal creation of humanity by God, the sinfulness of humanity, and the hope of redemption found only in Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; John 14:6; Romans 5:12-21).
We believe in the absolute deity of Jesus Christ, “God with us” (Matthew 1:23; I John 4:2, 10, 14; Revelation 1:13-17).
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:18-25) and His sinless life (Hebrews 7:22-28, 2:17-18, 4:15-16).
We believe in the substitutionary atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ made once and for all on the cross, which is eternally all-sufficient for the sins of all of humanity (II Corinthians 5:15; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 5:2; Romans 5:9; I Thessalonians 5:9).
We believe in the literal, physical resurrection of the body of Jesus Christ from the grave and His physical ascension to the Father (I Corinthians 15:1-23, Acts 1:9-11).
We believe in Salvation for every person that demonstrates repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ, His Son (Acts 2:38, 4:12, Romans 10:9-10; John 3:1-21).
We believe that the Church composed of the justified, born again believers. (Hebrews 12:23; Luke 10:20; Revelation 3:5; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5-6)
We believe in the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water (Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:21; Acts 22:16), and the observance of the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-34).
We believe in divine healing for our bodies available in this present day (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Hebrews 13:8; James 5:13-16).
We believe in the present day reality of the baptism in the Holy Spirit as God’s provision of power for service (Acts 2:4, 10:44-48, 19:1-6, 2:39).
We believe in the regular expression of spiritual gifts by each member of the church as God endeavours to build up the church (I Corinthians 12-14) 13. In the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus and the redemption of all things (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We are affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (www.paoc.org).
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