The following are the core beliefs of First Christian Church of Camp Point, IL based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. We are a non-denominational, Restoration Movement church.
There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the source of all creation (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-2) and He sustains the universe (Colossians 1:17). God the Father loves the world (John 3:16), desires that all mankind be saved (2 Peter 3:9), and desires that all Christians have fellowship with Him as His children (1 John 1:3). He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8).
Jesus Christ is God in human form, born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a perfect and sinless life, and voluntarily died by crucifixion to take away the sins of the world. He rose bodily on the third day and ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of God
The Holy Spirit is given as a gift to Christians to empower them to grow in holiness and to equip them to serve.
Human beings, both male and female, were created by God in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, all humans have dignity and worth, and deserve to be treated with respect and care from conception to death..
Sin is the failure to follow God’s commands and desires for human beings. All have sinned (Romans 6:23) and are therefore deserving of God’s punishment and in need of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Sinful human beings can be saved through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. His act is the atoning sacrifice necessary to enable humans to avoid punishment for sin. Salvation is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:10) and may be received by those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, repent of their sins, are willing to confess Christ as Lord, and are baptized by immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ. It is in the act of immersion that one’s sins are forgiven and the Holy Spirit is given as a gift (Acts 2:38).
The Church is the body of Christ on earth (1 Corinthians 12:27) whose primary task is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31) and Christ’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
At some time in the future Christ will physically return to earth to receive His kingdom to himself. He will act as the Judge of all mankind (Acts 17:31), and assign the saved to eternity in Heaven and the lost to eternity in Hell.