What we believe about the Bible
The Bible is the inerrant, complete and inspired Word of God given to a sinful and fallen world. It is written by a number of authors who wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible consists of 66 books, and is made up of two parts. The Old Testament is taken from the Hebrew Bible and contains 39 books. The New Testament is made up of 27 books. The Bible is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life.
The Bible, in its present form, is complete. We do not accommodate any changes to it, nor do we tolerate any so-called prophesies or revelations claiming to be in addition to, or on a par with, the accepted body of Scripture. The days of writing the Bible are past. It is finished and complete.
What We Believe about God
We believe in the one, living and true God, existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in Power and Glory.
What We Believe about Salvation
We believe that lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
What We Believe about Resurrection
We believe in the resurrection of both saved and the unsaved; they that are saved, unto the resurrection of life and they that are unsaved, unto resurrection of damnation.
What We Believe about the Church
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that upon placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal Church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head.
What We Believe about Baptism
We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water. In this way, one becomes a member of NC3. We do accept, however, previous baptisms, whether by immersion, or not, as long as a public declaration of faith is made before the NC3 congregation, membership is extended to the individual.
What We Believe about Communion The Lord’s Supper is the united commemoration by believers of Christ’s death until He returns.
If you have questions about NC3, or its beliefs, feel free to contact Tony Pisano, the Pastor, by email or phone 419-309-2135.