What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Chehalem Valley Baptist Church. Our beliefs are based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible, and all of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these doctrines. We affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as a statement of our doctrinal beliefs.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is totally true and trustworthy, and points us to Jesus Christ.

God

We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Creation

 We believe in God's direct creation of the universe and man according to the Genesis account.

Jesus

  We believe that Jesus is eternally God the Son, was born of a virgin, was fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, was a perfect atonement for sin, physically died, was buried, physically resurrected, physically ascended into heaven, and will physically return. 

Revelation

God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the Holy Scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

Mankind

We believe that Man (all humans) is God’s special creation, made in His image, created male and female, with gender being part of His creative goodness.
 We believe that all people possess full dignity and are worthy of respect and Christian love.

The Fall

We believe that the first man and woman were created innocent and possessed freedom of choice and by choice sinned against God, bringing sin and judgment into the human race.

Salvation

We believe that all people everywhere need salvation from sin, and that salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus.

The Church

We believe that each local church is an autonomous congregation of believers who have professed personal faith in Christ through baptism and are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, practicing two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Resurrection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom. 

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