Statement of Faith
We, the staff at CCCRD, have entrusted ourselves to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We are committed to becoming Christ-like and to listen and follow the guidance of the indwelling Holy Spirit and the inerrant Bible, God's word. It is our sincere desire to love all persons, be a testimony for Christ and to bring glory to God. We freely subscribe to the following doctrinal statement:
Before the beginning of humankind, God always existed in the nature of Father, Son and Holy Spirit: eternal, equal and three in one God (Ge. 1:26; Jn. 1:1; 5:18; 2Co. 13:14; 1Pe. 1:2). Humankind was created in the image of God (Ge. 1:27), but was tempted to do evil by Satan (Ge. 3:1-4), Adam and Eve sinned against God (Ge. 3:6). Subsequently, all of humanity has sinned against God (Ro. 3:23; 5:12) and, therefore, is in need of salvation or reconciliation with God (2Co. 5:18,19).
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Mt. 1:18-21). His earthly life and death were for the purpose of reconciling people to God (Ro. 5:10; Col. 1:22). He is humankind's only mediator (1Ti. 2:5; Jn. 14:6), and He atoned for our sins by his death (Ro. 3:23-25; Eph. 1:7; 1Pe. 2:24). Anyone who believes (has faith) in Him has passed from death to life (Jn. 5:24) and has received the free gift of eternal life through his grace (Ro. 5:1,2; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-5). This reconciliation cannot be achieved by works or deeds (Ro. 3:19,20), but by faith alone (Ro. 3:28). Yet, our works give evidence of our faith (Ja. 2:14,17,22).
The Holy Spirit comes to live within all believers in Christ Jesus (Lk. 11:13; Ac. 2:4,38; 1Co. 6:19). The Holy Spirit counsels, comforts, guides and convicts (Jn. 16:7-13); gives spiritual gifts to believers (1Co. 12:1-11); seals believers until the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13,14); and sanctifies believers (2Th. 2:13; 1Pe. 1:2). The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Holy Scriptures, which is God's revealed and inerrant word (Ac. 1:16; 2Ti. 3:16; 2Pe. 1:20,21). The Word of God is eternal and the final authority for humankind (Ps. 119:89,91; Mt. 4:4; 5:18; Heb. 4:12).