Hope Christian Health Center’s Statement of Faith
As a Christian nonprofit organization, we are committed to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word. While there is certainly a diversity of views on some secondary and tertiary issues, the entire Hope team, including the Board of Directors, executive leadership and staff, affirm the following Statement of Faith, which forms the bedrock for our Mission, Vision and Values:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in a union of three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sin. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only basis for our salvation.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful person, which is by grace and not a result of works, regeneration by the Holy Spirit and faith in Christ are essential.
We believe that faith in Christ is an abandonment of any attempt to satisfy God’s justice through our own righteousness; it is a whole-hearted dependence upon Christ for righteousness. Jesus took our sinful record upon Himself and received God’s just judgment for our sin. His resurrection demonstrates that He was crucified for us, not for any sin in Him. He is now glorified in body, and promises the same resurrection and eternal glory to all who through faith are united to Him in His death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ through His body, the Church, whose work it is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever by loving Him with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving our neighbors as ourselves.