Elms Road Church of God

The Bible does not merely contain the Word of God, but it is the Word of God (2. Peter 1:21; 1. Thess. 2:13; 2. Tim. 3:16; 2. Sam. 23:2)

We believe the whole Bible is the Holy Scripture, God-breathed, and authoritative for the Christian’s life and for the church. We believe the Bible instructs us how to live as followers of Jesus Christ. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

We believe in the revelation of God to humanity in the divine Trinity as:

God, the Father (Matth. 6:9; Rom. 8:15; Eph. 3:14-15)

God, the Son – true God and true man (Isa. 44:6; John 20:28; Rom. 9:5; 1. John 5:20; Rev. 1:7-8, 17-18)

God, the Holy Spirit (Isa. 63:10; Matth. 12:30-32; John 14:26; Acts 5:3)

All mankind has sinned and can be saved through Jesus Christ. One can be delivered from the power and penalty of committed sins, an instantaneous, miraculous change of the moral nature through repentance and faith in the atoning death of Christ. Only through and by Him is salvation possible. (Romans 3:9-12; 5:18 19)

The salvation offered by God enables one to lead a victorious life over sin (Rom. 6:14-18; 1 John3:6)

All truly saved Christians are members of the Church of God, the body and bride of Christ (John. 1:12; 1. Peter 2:9-10; Eph. 2:19-20; 4:3-6; 1. Cor. 12:12, 18, 27; Acts 20:28)

The Lord gave his Church three ordinances – not sacraments – to be practiced:

Water baptism of the believer by immersion signifying death to the world and resurrection to the new life in Christ (Matth. 3:16; Acts 8:38-39)

The Lord’s Supper as a memorial for the suffering and death of Christ for our sins (Matth. 26: 26-28; 1. Cor. 11,25-29)

Foot washing, an example of Christian humility exemplified and expressly commanded by Jesus Christ (John 13:14-17; 1. Tim. 5:9-10) We believe that Jesus will come again at a time of God’s appointing and He will come for judgment. Those who are Christ’s followers will dwell with God forever in Heaven; while those who have continued in their rebellion against God will be eternally separated from Him in Hell. Therefore, we live in anticipation of His return, which could be imminent. (Mat 25:31-46, 1 Thes 4:13-18)