The following is a brief “cliff-notes” version of the essential beliefs of Lane Christian Church, based on the teachings of Scripture.
God – We believe that there is One Divine Being Who has existed eternally. He is the omnipotent Creator of heaven and earth. He reveals Himself in three distinct, equally Divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16-17, John 4:24; 14:9-10).
Jesus – We believe that Jesus is the eternal divine Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and His death on Calvary’s cross paid the penalty for the offenses of mankind against God (Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:1-5; 3:16, 1 Corinthians 15:1-5).
The Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every Christian, and guides them in understanding and in applying God’s Truth, through Whom they are empowered to live Christ-like lives (John 16:5-15, Romans 8:26-27).
The Bible – We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. It serves as final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Church – We believe the Church is the divine possession of God and exists to represent Jesus Christ to the world. God works through His Church to reconcile the world to Himself through Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:13-18, Colossians 1:28-29).
Humanity – We believe God created man to live in a covenant relationship with Him. However, Satan deceived man, leading him to rebel against God. It was this rebellion that separated man from God (Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 3:23).
Salvation – We believe our inability to re-establish our relationship with God leaves us dependent on God’s Mercy. God graciously provided the means to reconcile this relationship though faith in Jesus Christ. We believe a person is saved by Grace, through faith, in baptism, for good works (John 3:16, Acts 2:38, Hebrews 9:22).
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Eternity – We believe that at the appointed time Christ will return and that all will face a final judgment. We believe that Heaven and Hell are real, and that Heaven is the final destination of the redeemed, and that Hell is the final destination of the unredeemed (John 14:2, Revelation 20:10,15).