What We Believe, Declaration of Faith
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19-20, Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe God the Father is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. God is absolutely holy, righteous and just. His love and mercy was manifested in the atoning death of His only begotten Son on Calvary. (I John 3:24, Psalm 139:7-10, Matthew 19:26, I Peter 1:5-16, Zephaniah 3:5, Romans 5:8)
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His humanity, His sinless life, His miracles, His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (Philippians 2:5-11)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit and that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; is the agent of God in the regeneration of the lost; indwells all believers, sealing them in the Body of Christ unto the day of redemption; is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth; and gives spiritual gifts of His choice to all believers. (Romans 12:3-8, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:11-12, John 16:8-13)
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be inspired by God, inerrant and infallible in their original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21)
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Mankind was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression fell, is separated from God, and the only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and is received through repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross and resurrection. Assurance and evidence of God's regeneration work will include the internal witness of the Holy Spirit and the external witness of a life being transformed. (II Corinthians 5:21, James 2:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, Romans 5:8-9, 10:9-10, 12:2)
HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe that heaven is the home of the saved for eternity and that hell is reserved for the devil and his angels and all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life. (John 14:1-3, Matthew 25:41, II Corinthians 5:1, Revelation 20:10-15)
We believe that the body of Christ (His church) is composed of all born again believers everywhere, who are the habitation of the Holy Spirit, and that the local church comprises born again believers who come together for worship, fellowship, instruction and Christian service. (I Corinthians 1:1-2, 12:13, 14:26, Colossians 3:10-11, Acts 2:42-47)
VISION 3 make Westgate Chapel their home church located in Edmonds, WA.
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