DENTON FREEDOM HOUSEDoctrinal Statement
I. God Proper
God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are distinct in person, yet of the same substance, one God. This is a divine mystery. The Son proceeds (not in chronology, but in the communication of essence) from the Father and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Son. They are coequal and coeternal, living in perfect submission and in perfect love. They typify the ultimate expression of diversity amidst unity and mutual subordination (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24, Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He retains that image,
although it has been marred by the fall (Gen. 1:27).
III. God the Son
The eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. He died physically on the cross, was bodily resurrected three days later, and thereafter bodily ascended to heaven. (John 1:1, 14, 18; 5:18; Heb. 1:1-9; 5:8, 1 John 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Cor. 15:1-5)
IV. God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of Holiness. He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and empowers believers that are in Christ Jesus. He illumines the Word of God, encourages and comforts the saints, and convinces and convicts of sin and righteousness. In these last days, He has been poured out on all flesh, empowering His sons and His daughters to bear witness of Jesus Christ and the gospel. He is the source of true spirituality, true spiritual fruit, and all the spiritual gifts that have been appointed for the church (Matt. 28:19, 3:16; Rom. 8:9; John 16:13; Rom. 1:4; Tit. 3:5-6; 1 Cor. 3:16, 12:13; Eph. 1:13; John 14:16-17; John 16:8; Acts 2:17; Gal. 5:22; Rom. 12:4).
Salvation is received by grace through faith alone in Christ. The only means to salvation is belief in Christ’s substitutionary death and resurrection, which satisfied the wrath of God against the sin of the individual. There is an eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and an eternal state of blessing for the saved. (Acts 4:12; 13:38-39; 16:31; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4-5; 8:28-29; 5:1; John 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9)
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