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Wake Chapel's Doctrinal Statement 


The Bible is the inspired Word of God. As such it is God-breathed and authoritative. (I Cor. 2:13; II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:21)


The Godhead exists eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and these three are one God. (Deut. 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-3; John 8:58; John 10:30;   II Cor. 13:14; Rev. 1:4-6)


Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly sinful in themselves, apart from the grace of God. (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 8:6-7)


The eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (John 1:1, 14, 18, 5:18; Phil. 2:6-11; Col. 1:19, 2:9; I Tim. 2:5; Heb. 1:1-9; I John 5:20)


Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ, who died for our sins and rose again. (Acts 4:12, 13:38-39, 16:31; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16; Romans 5:1)
SANCTIFICATION - Every believer has positional sanctification and is promised progressive and ultimate sanctification. (John 17:17; I Cor. 6:11; II Cor. 3:18; Eph. 5:26-27; II Thess. 4:3-4, 5:23: Heb. 10:10, 14; I John 3:2)


All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ. (John 10:27-29; Rom. 8:1; Eph. 4:30; II Tim. 1:12; I John 5:13)


The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ, and fills those yielded to God. (Matt. 28:19; John 3:3-7; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 2:12, 6:19, 12:13; Eph. 2:22, 4:30, 5:18)


The Church is composed of all believers, is the body and bride of Christ, is formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit and exists in two aspects, universal and local. The universal church is an elect company of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one Body; its mission is to witness to its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord, after which He will return to set up His Kingdom. The local church is a group of believers voluntarily joined together to worship God with praise and thanksgiving, and to glorify Jesus Christ through an aggressive effort to disciple others by the preaching of the gospel and the exercise of spiritual gifts. (Acts 2:42; I Cor. 12:4, 17; Eph. 1:22-23, 5:24-30)


Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 3:12-17; II Cor. 5:9-10; I Peter 1:15-16)


The Scriptural ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are for all believers in Christ. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 8:12, 36-38, 9:18, 10:47; I Cor. 11:23-26)


The blessed hope of the imminent return of the Lord for His Church is to be followed in order by: the tribulation; the second coming of Christ to the earth after the tribulation; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved. (Titus 2:13; I Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18, 5:4-10; John 14:1-3; Rev. 3:10, 20:1-6, 11-15; Matt. 24:21, 29-30, 25:31-46).