What We Believe

It is a frightening trend in today’s world that churches put only vague information about their beliefs on their website, as if they are unwilling to stand up for what they believe. We here at GMC are not afraid of the message, we believe the scripture makes perfect sense and we take God at His Word in its literal meaning.  Below is a breakdown of our beliefs as a church, if you have any questions please contact us and we will go into even more clarity with you.
 

The Bible

Every word in the original writings of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet.1:20-21; 1 Cor. 2:13).
 
 

The Eternal Godhead

The Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
 
 
 

The Person and Work of Christ

The Eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, having been born of the virgin Mary (Jn. 1:1,14,18; Matt. 1:21-23; Heb. 1:6,8; 1 Jn. 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5).
 
 

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all true believers in Christ and fills those yielded to Him (Matt. 28:19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3-6; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:12; 6:19; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30).
 
 

The Total Depravity of Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly incapable of salvation in themselves, apart from the grace of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12, 3:23; Eph. 2:1).
 
 

Eternal Salvation

Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ alone, who died in substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 4:12; 13:38,39; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4,5; 5:1).
 

Assurance of Salvation

All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ have the assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ (Rom. 5:1; Jn. 3:5,6; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 10:28,29; 17:12; 2 Tim. 1:12).
 
 

Personal Spiritual Growth

Every believer is justified at the moment of faith in Christ (positional sanctification), and is promised ultimate sanctification (perfect sanctification) with the possibility of progressive development in life spiritually, (progressive sanctification) (Heb. 10:10,14; Jn. 17:17; Eph. 5:26,27; 1 Thess. 4:3,4; 1 Jn. 3:2).
 

The Church

The Church, embracing all true believers of this age, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The local assembly is a subset of the universal church and is comprised of a group of localized believers who meet regularly for worship, study, prayer and fellowship for the mutual edification of its members (Eph. 1:22,23; 5:24,25,30; 1 Cor. 12:12,13,27). The scriptural ordinances of the local church are baptism and the Lord’s supper are for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19,20; Mk. 16:15,16; Acts 8:12,36-38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Cor. 1:16; 11:23-26).
 

Evangelism

It is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the gospel to all mankind (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20).
 
 

Eternal Rewards

Christians are called to a life of faithful and obedient service to our Lord and to a testimony of holiness in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service (1 Pet. 1:15,16; Jn. 12:25,26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12-15).
 

Angels

Angels were originally created holy but now exist as unfallen and fallen including Satan (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 143:2-5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9; Eph. 6:11,12).
 
 

Satan

Satan is the author of sin and the cause of the fall of mankind. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man and he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
 

The End Times

The rapture of the Church, which is the blessed, imminent hope of the Church, is to be followed in order by: the Judgment Seat of Christ in heaven for the Church, the unveiling of the antichrist on earth, the seven-year tribulation; the Second Coming of Christ and the establishment of the millennial reign of Christ on earth; the Great White Throne Judgment; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved; and the New Heaven and New Earth (Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:4-10; 2 Cor. 5:9-11; 1 Cor. 3:12-15; Rev. 3:10; Matt. 24:21,29,30; 25:31; Rev. 20:1-6,11-15; Matt. 25:46).