*We, the congregation of Solid Rock Church, believe the following tenets of faith to be proper interpretations of God’s Word.  We believe in the following:

1.         One True God – God has revealed Himself as the Creator of all things and the Redeemer of mankind, who is infinitely perfect and eternally manifested as a Triune Being: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:11; Matthew 28:19)

2.         Scriptures Inspired – The Old and New Testaments were given (written) by inspiration of God, whereby we find the final divine authority for all Christian faith and practice.         (II Timothy 3:15-17)

3.         Deity of Jesus Christ – The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal God who was manifested in this earth as the Son. He shares in the Deity of God.  He is also truly man who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin and arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:23)

4.         Original Sin and the Fall of Man – Man was created in the Image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost.  Only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and by his resurrection can man have grounds for justification and salvation.  This salvation and spiritual life are obtained by regeneration through the work of the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1-3)

5.         Salvation by Faith – Man’s salvation and redemption (a free gift of grace from God) can only be obtained by exercising faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; not by works of the person, but by the finished redemptive work of Christ.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10)

6.         The New Man in Christ – If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation) in the inward man.  We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus.  We are partakers of His divine nature.  (II Peter 1:4; Ephesians 2:10; II Corinthians 5:17)

7.         The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – The ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit are to glorify Jesus Christ and to indwell, guide, and empower believers for life and service.  This baptism brings the divine manifestations of the Holy Spirit and their uses to the forefront of the ministry of the Body of Christ.  This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth and is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.  (Acts 2:1-4)

8.         Divine Healing and Prosperity – The redemptive work of Jesus Christ provides not only salvation but healing and prosperity as well.  (Isaiah 53:3-5; Matthew 8:16-17; I Peter 2:24; III John 2)

9.         The Church (the Body of Christ) – The true Church is the composition of all those who have been born again.  Through the new birth, believers are united together as the Body of Christ.  Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church.  (Ephesians 1:22-23)

10.       Church Ordinances

            a.    Water Baptism – All who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and have been born again are commanded to be immersed in water as a declaration that they identify with the death of Christ and have been raised with Him in newness of life. Water baptism is the “mark” of a New Covenant man or woman.  (Mark 16:16; Colossians 2:11-12)

b.   The Lord’s Supper – It is a symbolic expression of our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ as well as a memorial of His suffering, death, and prophecy of His second coming.  When the Lord’s Supper is celebrated in faith, men and women alike can receive what they need from God.  (I Corinthians 11:23-31)

11.       The Resurrection of the Saints – One day coming, the entire Body of Christ will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.                        (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

12.       The Second Coming of Christ – The actual, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom and millennial reign upon the earth.  (Matthew 24:27-30)

13.       Final Judgment – A day coming when the wicked dead will be raised and judged with everlasting punishment.  (Revelation 20:11-15)