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LCA Doctrinal Statement of Faith


  • We believe in the Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) as inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith, with God as the author, salvation as the objective, and truth without any mixture of error as the record.
  • We believe there is only one God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God:  that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that man is born with a sinful nature.
  •  We believe in the Biblical teaching that man was created by a direct act of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire race.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
  • We believe in "that blessed hope" the personal, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith alone we are saved.
  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God, and are eternally secure in Him.
  • We believe in the promise of the Holy Spirit to bond us to the Body of Christ, to equip us for ministry, to establish God's standard of righteousness within our hearts, and to manifest the character of Jesus through us.
  • 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 everlasting judgment.