In essentials unity. In non-essentials liberty. In all things love.
Our essential beliefs are intended to be the basis for fellowship. There will always be secondary doctrines that committed Christians disagree upon, but the essential beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable. Below is a list of our essential beliefs. We believe that anyone who agrees with us on these essential beliefs would feel at home at LifeSpring Church.
1. There is one God
There is only one true and living God who is the Creator of the universe. He exists eternally in three persons -
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. The Bible is God's Word
The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to mankind, which has been divinely given through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is entirely true, totally sufficient, and completely authoritative for matters of life and faith.
3. People are created in God's image
Human Beings are created by God to bear His image. They are the crowning work of His creation worthy of love, dignity, and respect regardless of matters like age, race, gender, or class.
4. People are in need of redemption
Because of sin, the image of God in people is distorted but not lost. All people have disobeyed God willfully through sin; thus inheriting both physical and spiritual death and the need for redemption. All human beings are born with a sin nature and into an environment inclined toward sin. Only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ can they experience salvation.
5. Jesus is both Lord and Christ
Jesus is both fully God and fully human. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the Cross as a substitute for mankind, was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return.
6. Jesus is the only way of Salvation
Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. No other religion, belief, or person can reconcile God and man. He alone can provide forgiveness and eternal salvation.
7. Salvation is by faith alone
Salvation comes only through a faith relationship with Jesus Christ, which begins when a person repents of sin and receives Christ’s forgiveness and eternal life. Salvation is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit. This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of Christ’s life, death and resurrection, not on the basis of human works.
8. The church is Christ's body
The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the head.
For an extensive overview of our beliefs along with Scripture references, please refer to this document.