Bethel Community Church

What we believe 

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.1
  • We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God, who has also revealed Himself as One existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.2
  • We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead, and through His Blood we have redemption.3
  • We believe in the baptism of water by full immersion for all who have truly repented.4
  • We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, evidence of which is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.5
  • We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church today.6
  • We believe in remembering Christ’s sacrifice through Breaking of Bread.7
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of all of mankind, eternal bliss for all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and eternal punishment for all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.8
  • We support Israel, God's chosen nation and are included in the promises as God has reconciled the Jews and Gentiles to Himself, through Jesus Christ.9 Find out more here.
  • We believe and affirm that marriage is an institution created by God in which one man and one woman enter into an exclusive relationship for life. Marriage is the only form of partnership approved by God for sexual relations and homoerotic sexual practice is incompatible with His will as revealed in Scripture. We do not accept that holding these theological and ethical views on biblical grounds is in itself homophobic.10
Notes:
1 2 Tim. 3:15 -16; Peter 1:21
2 Deut. 6:4;Mark 12:29; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor. 3:14
3 Titus 2:11, 3:5 - 7; Rom. 10:8 –15: 1 Cor. 15:3 – 4
4 Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47 – 48; Acts 2:38 – 39
5 Acts 2:4, 10:44 – 46, 11:14 – 16, 19:6, Isa 8:18
6 1 Cor. 12:4 – 11, 28; Eph. 4:7 – 16
7 Luke 22:14 – 20; 1 Cor. 11:20 – 34
8 Dan. 12:2 – 3; John 5:28 – 29; 1 Cor. 15:22 – 24; Matt. 25:46; 2 Thess. 1;9: Rev 20:10 – 15
9 Gen 12:1-3; Psalm 105:6-11; Jer 31:31-37; Rom 11:11-36;Ephesians 2:15-18
10 Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9
Taken from the Evangelical Alliance document - Biblical and pastoral responses to homosexuality