WHAT WE BELIEVE
At International, we believe that doctrinal positions matter but so does our posture of love and humility.
Regarding the essential doctrines of the Christian faith, we have unity. In non-essential beliefs, we preserve liberty. And in all things, we aim to show charity. While these are a few core beliefs we hold to, these are not the sum of who we are and we prefer to discuss these positions in the context of relationships.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is the supreme source of truth for Christians to believe and live.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe, He is eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is God the Son, and is co-equal with God the Father. He was virgin-born, offered Himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Now lives for us in heaven, Will return again for all believers.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father, and the Son. He is present in the world to draw men to Christ. He lives in every Christian the moment they trust in Christ. He enables the Christian to live with power, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.
People are made in the spiritual image of God. All of us are marred by a sinful nature, which causes us to live in disobedience to God. This “sin-nature” separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith alone in Jesus Christ. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we place our faith alone in Christ alone, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ and is eternally secure in Christ.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal condemnation in hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.
Join us for our next Discover International class. On a Sunday after church, we’ll share a meal together and tell you more about who we are, what we value and how you can join the faith family at International.
This class is the best first step into the life of our church.
Plus… did we mention free lunch?