What We Believe

We believe that the original manuscripts of the bible were divinely inspired but that they are not superior to the Eternal Word from which it came.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that we are made right with God by what we do and not by faith alone.

We believe that for the salvation of lost, sinful persons, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

 

 

One Quaker 4We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling Christians are enabled to live a godly life.

We believe that to remain in a state of salvation, a person needs to have a continued, obedient faith in Jesus.

We believe in the eternal destiny of the soul, to reside in either a literal heaven or a literal hell.

We believe that the canon of Scripture is not closed and that God is still speaking.

We believe that Christians should not be followers of a bible translation, as we are followers of Christ.

We believe that the essential baptism is Christ’s baptism with the Holy Spirit. Jesus came to fulfill the law and left no continuing rites or ordinances to be binding upon His followers.

We believe that in Christ there is no male or female and that women are called by God to serve in all areas of ministry.

We believe that just as a husband is to submit to his wife, so a wife must submit to her husband. There should be only one spiritual leader in a Christian home and that should be Jesus. Mutual submission is a key to having a successful and biblically sound marriage.

We believe that God gives every person a moral free will and the ability to choose their eternal destiny.

We believe that genuine One Quaker 5righteousness is required of all believers which include the necessity of holiness and works of grace which we are enabled to perform by the indwelling of the Spirit of God.

We believe in a biblical standard of holiness as a guide for how we are to live our lives and as such, we uphold heterosexuality as God’s creative intent for all persons. As such, we believe that homosexual immorality or transgenderism is not a matter of moral indifference about which otherwise faithful Christians should agree to disagree.

We believe that pacifism is an essential part of Christ’s teachings. As such, we believe in non-violence as a way of life and firmly oppose abortion, capital punishment, and war.

We believe that the best way to de-escalate violence is by renouncing the use of weapons for self-defense. As Christians, we follow the way of the cross.

We believe in the universal redemption of all those who call upon the name of the Lord.

We believe in divine healing but that it is not guaranteed as part of the atonement.

One Quaker 6We believe that salvation is found at the end of faith’s obedient journey.

We believe that the Sermon on the Mount is not just a set of idealistic words but practical advice on how to live and witness in a very real world.

We believe the bible, as interpreted by the Holy Spirit, to be the only proper outward judge of controversies among Christians.

We believe that anything anyone may do while claiming to be led by the Spirit, which is contrary to the Scriptures, may be considered false.