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Believers Eastern Church adheres to the episcopal governance and structure embodied in Scripture and followed by the Church Fathers. We believe in the universal priesthood of all believers, yet we also believe that God is a God of order who establishes lines of authority to strengthen the church in serving Him and humanity.

About Believers Eastern Church

Believers Eastern Church adheres to the episcopal governance and structure embodied in Scripture and followed by the Church Fathers. We believe in the universal priesthood of all believers, yet we also believe that God is a God of order who establishes lines of authority to strengthen the church in serving Him and humanity.

Community

Believers Eastern Church adheres to the episcopal governance and structure embodied in Scripture and followed by the Church Fathers. We believe in the universal priesthood of all believers, yet we also believe that God is a God of order who establishes lines of authority to strengthen the church in serving Him and humanity.

Faith and Beliefs

The Authority of God’s Word and Orthodoxy

The faith of Believers Eastern Church is rooted in the Apostle’s doctrine and holy traditions of the ancient Church, as revealed in the 66 books of the Holy Bible, the inerrant and infallible Word of God. We are evangelical in nature and believe that the Church universal has only one faith, continued unbroken through the teachings of the ancient Church Fathers, as preserved in the Nicene and Apostle’s Creeds and affirmed by the seven Ecumenical Church Councils, especially Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus.

Adhering to the biblical faith of the ancient Church is orthodoxy; therefore, we do not claim any unique theology or worship practice, but hold fast to that which has been the common, Scripturally-based faith from the beginning. However, each generation needs to practice and teach this orthodox faith in a way that is understood and applicable by its culture and era.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and died and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And we believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Our Faith

Our statement of faith is truly evangelical and adheres to the ancient orthodox faith. It communicates that faith in an understandable and applicable way within our modern contexts.

Believers Eastern Church accepts the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments — 66 books containing all things necessary to salvation — as the supreme and foundational standard of faith. We believe in the absoluteness of the Scripture. We believe that the Bible, Old and New Testaments in the original autographs, is the inspired, infallible Word of God: a complete and final written revelation of God.1

We believe in all the fundamental doctrines of ancient Biblical Christianity. We accept and confess the historic Creed of Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus. We believe and practice the holy sacraments followed by the historical church.

We believe in one personal, transcendent and holy God, the creator of all, who is eternal, and who manifests Himself in three separate persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.2

We believe that Jesus Christ, though fully God, became a human, that He is the promised Messiah, was born of Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to intercede for us.3

After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out the Holy Spirit onto the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfil His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.4

We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but salvation, redemption and forgiveness are generously offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.5

We believe that when people believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, their sins are forgiven, and they become the children of God.6

We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in, seals and empowers all believers, baptising them into the Body of Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit fills all believers who ask in faith, enabling them to communicate the gospel in power.7

We also believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the New Testament are for today and should be exercised within the scriptural guidelines.8

We believe that agape love is more important than all the gifts, and without this love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.9

Believers Eastern Church prioritises guiding each believer along an intimate walk with Jesus and being formed anew in His image.10

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ, His living with His saints, and the rapture of church. It will be personal and visible.11

We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.12

We believe in the resurrection of the body unto eternal life for the redeemed and unto eternal punishment for the lost.13

References

  1. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21; St. Matthew 5:18; John 16:12–13.
  2. Deuteronomy 6:4; St. Matthew 28:19; St. John 1:1–2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:6.
  3. St. John 1:1; St. Matthew 1:20–23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:3, 10:12; St. John 16:7–11; St. Matthew 19:28, 25:31; 2 Timothy 2:8.
  4. St. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8, 4:8, 4:31.
  5. Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12; 1 John 1:8; Ephesians 2:3–10.
  6. Ephesians 1:7, 2:1–10; St. John 1:12.
  7. 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; St. Matthew 28:16–20; Acts 1:8.
  8. 1 Corinthians 12, 14.
  9. 1 Corinthians 13.
  10. Romans 8:29; Philippians 2:1–7; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
  11. Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51–52; Acts 2:38–47; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; 1 John 3:2–3; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26.
  12. Isaiah 28:13; Acts 20:27; Nehemiah 8:8; Matthew 7:24; James 1:22–24.
  13. Revelation 20; Acts 24:25; St. John 5:28–29; St. Luke 16:19–31; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:14–17; 1 John 3:2.
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