The gospel is good news that through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior, God saves sinners. It is the heart of the Christian faith, the central message of the Bible, and the only hope for humanity. At Capitol City Christian Church (CCCC), we believe Jesus is central. Everything in our church revolves around Him; He is the main focus.
The following statement of belief does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, and is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of CCCC’s faith, doctrine, practice, and policy, our elders are CCCC’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
We do not require a believer to read, memorize, sign, recite, affirm, pledge, or in any way have anything to do with a written creed as a litmus test for fellowship, baptism, or communion, nor will a seeker or non-believer be expected to learn a creed in order to continue learning or attending. We proclaim that the original creed has but one article of faith in it, namely: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
We are not the only Christians, but we are Christians only. Therefore, we accept other believers who profess to believe in Jesus Christ as our brothers and sisters. (Mark 9:40)
We believe that there is one God – the Maker, Preserver, and Ruler of all things – having in and of Himself all perfection, and being infinite in them all; to Him all people owe their highest love, reverence, and obedience. God is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
(Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Exodus 3:14; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings.
We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for all believers, and ultimate return to earth.
(Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:5-8)
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, empower, and gift all who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who believe in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
(John 14:16-17, 26; Galatians 5:22-26)
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
(Matthew 28:18-20; John 17:20-21)
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible (the Old and New Testament Scriptures) is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, with supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all redeemed persons are members.
We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a confession of faith, and assembled together for worship, service, fellowship, and the partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
We believe that God has laid upon members the primary tasks of living a life of worship, nurturing the body of believers, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:19-23; Ephesians 2:19-22;)
We believe that humanity was created in the image of God. However, because Adam and Eve sinned, all humanity fell into sin, and is, therefore, lost. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can sinners be justified, fully forgiven of their sin, and restored to a right relationship with God the Father.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:17; Romans 3:23)
We believe that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only basis for salvation for all who believe in Him. Those accepting Christ by faith should repent of sin, confess their faith that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God, and be baptized by immersion into Him, continually depending on His grace for salvation.
(John 14:6; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 3:21)