Statement of Faith

The statement of faith of the Annapolis Park church of Christ provides a summary of biblical doctrine that is consistent with New Testament Christianity. We believe that recognition and acceptance of God has power to change lives.

  • We believe in the sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word and for His own glory.
  • We believe that God revealed Himself and His truth in the created order, in the scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ; and that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, so that they are fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in all they say.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and was true God and true man, existing in one person and without sin; and we believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension to heaven, and in His present life there for us as Lord of all, High Priest, and Advocate.
  • We believe that God directly created Adam and Eve, the historical parents of the entire human race; and that they were created in His own image, distinct from all other living creatures, and in a state of original righteousness.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, ¬†triumphing over all evil; and that all who believe in Him and accept His truth according to the scriptures are justified by His shed blood and forgiven of all their sins.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the scriptures, empowers them for Godly living, and equips them for service and witness.
  • We believe in the blessed hope that Jesus Christ will soon return to this earth personally, visibly, and unexpectedly, in power and great glory, to gather His elect and bring His kingdom to fulfillment.