WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE MISSION AND VISION
"Building Families to Be Blessed"
The mission of The City of Promise is the same mission Jesus gave his followers: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The vision of The City of Promise is create a community of authentic believers and to witness a city transformed by the life changing reality of the gospel, as people come to know Jesus as their lord and savior.
We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and life. We believe in One God, Holy and Sovereign, revealing Himself to us in His Word as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Bible to be inerrant, infallible, living, authoritative and abiding word of God.
Through the sin of Adam, all mankind is under the curse of sin and death and is only saved through the atonement and redemption of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature; since man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Through Christ, we have both spiritual and temporal provisions, including justification, sanctification, redemption, healing and the transformation of the mind. That the Lord lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for sins of mankind by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice. We believe the Church to be the Body of Christ, a congregation of baptized believers led by scriptural officers who are Pastors and Elders, in which every Christian should identify and participate.
The Holy Spirit to be third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. We believe the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life in them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power, and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.
It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit or lifestyle, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written Word.
That salvation of man is wholly a work go God's grace and not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith on Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight. We believe God admonishes His people to assemble together for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
In practicing the ordinances of Water Baptism by full emersion and in Holy Communion. We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ and, in the final judgement, with the resurrection of the righteous to eternal bliss and the wicked to eternal damnation.