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Statement of Faith*

  • We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God written.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in this present evil world.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ.

Statement of Polity

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of His body, the Church universal, and of the local church.

  • We believe that the local church is in itself a complete church and therefore autonomous and possesses all rights and responsibilities of the church by the Holy Spirit as set forth in the Holy Scriptures.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ exercises His authority in the local church by the Holy Spirit and through the Holy Scriptures.

  • We believe that the local church is amenable only to Jesus Christ, and not to any association, conference, council, synod, or any other ecclesiastical body.

  • We believe that it is proper and beneficial for the local church to seek fellowship and council of other such local churches.

*taken from the Constitution and By-Laws of the Snyder Avenue Congregational Church

Additionally, all members of the Snyder Avenue Congregational Church hold to the Nicene Creed and affirm its doctrinal positions.

The SACC pastoral staff confesses other historic Reformed creeds and affirms the Cambridge Platform (the Westminster Confession of Faith) with its congregational ecclesiastical polity variance.   All members are encouraged, but not required, to adopt said doctrinal and creedal statements.

Updated: August 2017

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