WHAT WE BELIEVE . . .
That the Bible is the inspired Word of God
(2 Timothy 3:16) – We believe that the Word of God expresses the clearest,
wisest and ultimate counsel of God in matters of faith, conduct, and character.
At Lighthouse Community Church of God, we endeavor to preach; to teach;
to share God’s Word to man; and above all, to live that Word in the world as
ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
That eternal life is God’s quality of life and is His gift to you in Jesus Christ
(John 3:16; 1 John 5:10-12)– Your allegiance to Jesus means that your life, your
soul, the real you, lies in the possession of God (John 10:9-11; 28-29).
No man can take you from God nor deny God from taking full possession
of you, now or forever (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).
That every person will spend eternity in heaven or hell
(Matthew 25:31-46) – Jesus said there was both a heaven and a hell with an impossible,
unbridgeable gulf between the two after death (Luke 16:19-31). How we live here,
who we claim as “God” here, will determine our destiny (Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26).
Each person must make his choice (2 Corinthians 5:6-11; John 1:12; Revelations
3:20). We stand ready to assist you in the living out of your Christian
commitment. Jesus went to prepare a place for you (John 14:2-3). Our intention
is to do all we can, while possible to enable you and others to be at the Great
Homecoming where God our Father is waiting.
That all believers should seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit
(Luke 11:13; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:22-30) – You are not a
Christian because of what you did. Salvation is a gift not a merit. The Holy
Spirit drew you to God in faith. Having begun by yielding to the influence of
God’s Spirit – you must continue to be open to His leadership in all areas of
your life. Then we please God because the Spirit of Jesus reigns in our lives
(Romans 8:9). The best evidence of the Spirit’s presence is when His fruit of
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
and self control are present in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).
That all Christians have a responsibility for witnessing
(Luke 24:48; Luke 9:26) – Your decision to be a Christian places you in a working
relationship with God in ways that are neither detrimental to your health nor
your limitations. Your faith is to be lived out in the world in terms of
service; it is not just to be enjoyed (Matthew 5:13-14). Under the guidance of
the Holy Spirit, seek what God would have you to do (Ephesians 4:7). For
remember, an idle mind is the devil’s playground (Hebrews 2:1-3;
That all Christians should observe the symbolic act of baptism --
Our Lord was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:16). The baptism of Jesus
symbolized the end toward which His life was directed. It symbolized the
destruction of sin and death, which are the enemies of fellowship with God.
Jesus gave instructions for new converts to be baptized. Your baptism is a
public witness to the death of sin and the commencement of the new life that has
occurred within you. Baptism is thus for each person who has decided to follow
Christ. It is not a purifying rite; rather, it stands as a witness to a moral
birth that has already occurred (1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 Peter 3:21). It has been
written, “Baptism is an outward sign of an inner work.”
That all Christians should receive Communion and participate in Foot Washing
– The Lord’s Supper (Communion) represents the presence of the Risen Christ
who is Lord of the Church and the Coming King to claim His subjects. By taking the
cup and the bread, believers testify that they are partaking of His life and are in sacred
union with God through Christ. In Foot washing, we affirm our togetherness and the
ministry of the service to each other and to the world. Our master Himself gave us this
example and made it a symbol of humble service one to the other
(1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 3:4-16).
Statement of Faith
The Church of God Holds The Firm Conviction That:
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
God's Church is the community of person's who have asked God's forgiveness of their sins and have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior
God's Church is a community of divine-human partnership with Christ as head. God's Church is a holy community
God's Church is intended to be a unified community
All Christians are mandated to bear witness to God's saving activity in Jesus Christ and to "make disciples of all nations"
The Church of God Reformation Exists to:
-Worship the Lord
-Reach the Lost
-Equip for Ministry
-Live out the Love of Christ