What We Believe


For You Church is a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching and Bible-living church. 

The Bible
We believe the Bible is was written by men who were divinely inspired, and is perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. It is the sole source of truth for Christian living and believing. The Bible is the foundational text from which God speaks to us. (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)

We believe there is only one true God, the creator of all things. All things were made by Him. God exists as the Creator and Ruler of the entire universe. God is revealed to us as three distinct, though interrelated personalities: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Together, they are co-equal and one, operating in unison to accomplish God's perfect will. (Genesis 1:1; John 4: 23-24; Matthew 28:19; Psalm 90:2) 

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is God's only Son. He is co-equal with the Father, and is both divine and human. He was born of a virgin named Mary. Jesus lived a perfect life, blameless and free from sin. To redeem the world of sin, Jesus willingly gave His life in order to serve as the atoning sacrifice on the cross for our sins. On the third day following His death, Jesus rose from the grave, demonstrating his power over sin and death, reconciling those who believe back in perfect relationship with God. Jesus ascended into Heaven, and now sits at the right hand of the Father, until He returns to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 20: 17-19; 28: 6-7; John 5: 28-29; Romans 1: 3-4; Hebrews 14-15)

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God and Jesus Christ. He is the divine helper, comforter, assistant and instructor, carrying out God's perfect work in the world and through creation. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, giving us power for living, anointing for good work, and leading us towards righteous acts and perfection through Christ Jesus. We seek the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives daily for guidance and covering in all things. (Luke 24: 49; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-15) 

Humanity was created by God and made in His likeness to be a state of holiness, dignity and designed to be like God in character. In our original state we were complete. Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden through the temptation of Satan thrusted humanity into a depraved state of unrighteousness, fallen from a state of grace and perfection. Due to Adam's disobedience we are stained and have been naturally rebellious and sinful towards God. Sin separates us from the righteousness of God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8: 3-6; Romans 5:19)

Salvation is God's free gift to us all, following repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone. The depravity of man can only be redeemed through an acceptance and profession of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Repentance is the act of confessing our sins to God, believing that Christ has the power to forgive. We receive salvation when Jesus comes into our hearts and we make Him our Lord and Savior. When we accept Christ as our Savior, we are eternally secure, and we will spend eternity in heaven, while those who do not know Jesus as Lord will spend eternity in hell. (Ephesians 2:8; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; John 14:6)

We affirm that we are justified as a gift of God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. It is God fully and completely acquitting us of all sin and leading us thereafter into a life of righteousness. This is an act of grace; not of our own doing. We are set free from sin. (Romans 5: 1-2; Acts 13:38-39)

Each person will spend eternity somewhere, either heaven or hell. For those who have a relationship with God and have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, they shall join the Father eternally in heaven. Those who have not received Jesus as Lord, will spend eternity separated from God in hell. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23)

Lord's Supper/Communion
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is an ordinance (sacrament) of the church and affirms the fact that while we were yet sinners, Jesus Christ died for our sins. Upon self-examination, we partake of communion in obedience to Christ’s command, in an act of remembrance, and in thanks of God’s grace. The elements of bread and grape juice (wine) are used to remember the body of Jesus which was broken for us, and the blood of Jesus which was shed for us. (1 Corinthians 11:24; Matthew 26:26-29)

Baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward profession of faith in Jesus Christ. We affirm that baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, symbolizing new life by demonstrating the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Baptism is an act of obedience and demonstrates to the world our new life in Christ. We believe that a profession of faith in Jesus Christ - His death, burial and resurrection - is a prerequisite for the sacrament of baptism. (Matthew 28: 18-20; Mark 16: 15-16; Acts 8:12)

Sanctification is an act of purification lead by the Holy Spirit that leads us into a life of holiness and righteousness before God. This is a continual, progressive work that begins at regeneration and is the under the auspices and authority of the Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 5: 23-24)  

The Resurrection
Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of the Father. Additionally, there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked, and the bodies of the righteous will conform to the spiritual body of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 20: 17-19; John 5:28-29)

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