Statement of Faith

Faith

 

Following are important truths in which we at EPCC believe. All members
of the Board of Directors, employees, and volunteers of EPCC must verify and
support these beliefs consistent with the following statements of faith: 

We believe in one Sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons:
God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ, our Lord), and God the Holy Spirit; we believe that God alone created the heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word.

We believe that God has revealed Himself and His truth in the created order, in the scriptures and supremely in Lord Jesus Christ, and that the Holy Bible is inspired Word of God, infallible in all that it teaches and is the final rule of faith and practice.

We believe God created human beings in His own image to fellowship with and to serve Him morever, but that through Adam's sin, the human race fell into a state of sinfulness that resulted in separation from God and condemnation to death.

We believe that Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, is true God and true man, existing in one Person and without sin; that He died on the cross for our sins, was raised bodily from the dead and offers forgiveness for sins and victory over death unto eternal life to all who repent of their sins and trust in Him as Savior and Lord.

We believe that grace is free for all who ask. No one can earn a place in God's family through doing good deeds. Once a believer enters God's family, he or she is eternally secure as a child of God. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer.

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, made up of all believers; that Lord Jesus Christ is its head; that the Holy Spirit empowers the body to bear witness for Christ in the World.

We believe in the blessed hope that Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth  personally, visibly, andunexpectedly, to gather His church, to raise the dead, to judge the nations, and to bring His kingdom to fulfillment.