True Life Church is a Christian church. We follow Jesus, teach from the Bible, and worship God as the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
Through our relationship with Christ we are healed, renewed, redeemed, forgiven, transformed, and loved. It is our passion to share this faith and hope with the world.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
The Father is the first personality. He is coequal with the Son and Holy Spirit. The Father created the universe and everything in it. The Father's plan for our salvation is lovingly based on His grace not on human works. The Father has triumphed over Satan. Despite Satan's evil influence in the world, he is a defeated foe. The Father's final victory is certain.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King.
- Matthew 1:22, 23
- Isaiah 9:6
- John 1:1-5, 14:10-30
- Hebrews 4:14-15
- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
- Romans 1:3-4
- Acts 1:9-11
- 1 Timothy 6:14-15
- Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
- Acts 1:8
- 1 Corinthians 3:17
- John 16:7-13, 14:16-17
- Galatians 5:25
- 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
- Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme creations of God. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our lives.
Salvation is God's free gift to us however first we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled lives and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our lives by faith.
God created people to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or exist eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness."
In addition to Essential Beliefs, we uphold the following
In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.
In all our beliefs, we show charity. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains but have not love, I am nothing.