The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of God's will for the salvation of man, and the only infallible guide for faith and living.
There is one God, creator and sustainer of all things, unchanging, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are equal in power and glory.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life and died on the cross as the sinner's substitute, shedding His blood for the forgiveness of sins. The third day He arose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God the Father He is now our high priest and advocate.
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to convict men of sin. He gives believers new life; indwells them when they believe; empowers, guides and gives spiritual gifts for service.
Man was created in the image of God; he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. From this state, he can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, on the basis of His death and resurrection. Those who receive the Savior are born of the Holy Spirit, adopted as children of God, and kept eternally secure.
The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Only those who are members of the true Church are eligible for membership in the local church which exists for worship, evangelism, and discipleship.
Water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances for believers to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are not, however, a means of salvation.
GCC Statement of Faith