Rockwall FMC's Core Beliefs
1. About the Trinity
There is one living and true God, the maker and preserver of all things.
And in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons:
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
2. About the Father
The Father is the cause of all that exists whether of matter or spirit.
He, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, made humanity to bear His image.
By intention He relates to humanity as Father, thereby forever declaring
His goodwill toward humanity.
3. About Jesus Christ
God was Himself in Jesus Christ to reconcile people to God.
Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,
He joined together the deity of God and the humanity of humankind.
Jesus of Nazareth was God in flesh, truly God and truly human.
He came to save us. For us the Son of God suffered, was crucified, dead and buried.
Jesus Christ is risen victorious from the dead.
4. About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity.
Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He is one with them, the eternal Godhead,
equal in deity, majesty, and power. He is God effective in creation,
in life and in the church and continues to reveal, interpret, and glorify the Son.
5. About the Bible
The Bible is God's written Word, uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It bears unerring witness to Jesus Christ, the living Word. As attested by the early church and subsequent councils, it is the trustworthy record of God's revelation, completely truthful in all it affirms. It has been faithfully preserved and proves itself true in human experience.
6. About Human Beings
God created human beings in His own image, innocent, morally free, and responsible to choose between good and evil, right and wrong. By the sin of Adam, humans as the offspring of Adam are corrupted in their very nature so that from birth they are inclined to sin. They are unable by their own strength and work to restore themselves in right relationship with God and to merit eternal salvation.
7. About Salvation
Christ offered once and for all the one perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. A new life and a right relationship with God are made possible through the redemptive acts of God in Jesus Christ. God, by His Spirit, acts to impart new life and put people into a relationship with Himself as they repent and their faith responds to His grace.
8. About Eternity
Our eternal destiny is determined by God's grace and our response, not by arbitrary decrees of God. For those who trust Him and obediently follow Jesus as Savior and Lord, there is a heaven of eternal glory and the blessedness of Christ's presence. But for the finally impenitent there is a hell of eternal suffering and of separation from God.
"Following JESUS with Purpose and Passion"