Welcome to New Lebanon Community Church

What We  Believe

The Scriptures:
 We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

God:
We believe in one God: Creator of all things infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the Cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

The Holy Spirit:
 We believe that the Holy Spirit, has the same eternal Nature, Majesty and Glory as the Father and Son, the third person of the Trinity. It is the Holy Spirit that draws all mankind to God for salvation. The Holy Spirit is the Administrator of Grace to all people groups. He is the Agent to convict mankind of their sins. It is the Holy Spirit that brings regeneration, sanctification and eventually glorification to true believers. He is ever present, assuring, guiding, preserving and protecting all believers in Jesus Christ.

Man:
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but sinned and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Salvation:
 We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus, become the children of God.

The Ordinances:

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion) are ordinances to be observed by believers. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.

The Church:

We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. We believe that only those who are regenerated (born again) by the Holy Spirit would be eligible for membership in the local church.

Christ’s Return:

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

The Resurrection:

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment (Hell).