what we believe

The following statements are not creeds that we demand every church member accept, but an expression of the basic beliefs held by the leadership of New Horizons.  Members of this congregation generally accept all these beliefs.  However, all members of New Horizons have made a public statement of their faith in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and their Savior and they have obeyed Christ in Christian baptism.

We believe Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ (Messiah), the one and only true Son of God. - Matthew 16:16

We believe that when Jesus was on earth He was fully God and fully human, at the same time. - John 1:14

We believe salvation from sin is found in Jesus Christ alone, through His atoning death on the cross and His victorious resurrection from the dead. - John 14:6

We believe that everyone who receives salvation does so by God’s grace and mercy, not by works that try to merit salvation. - Ephesians 2:4-9

We believe that followers of Christ must believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, that he or she must repent of their sin (turn from the old life), and that they must be baptized into Christ (immersed in water) for the forgiveness of their sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. - Acts 2:38

We believe that baptism is not a work to achieve salvation, but an act of obedience to God and the means by which God has designed for our sins to be washed away. - Acts 22:16

We believe the Bible is God’s Word, complete and inerrant (without error) in its original form. Consequently, we believe every account in the Bible is true and factual as it was written. - Psalm 33:4

We believe the message of the Bible is non discriminatory and is for all people.

We believe in the triune God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit), revealed in three distinct Persons, but all are one. - Matthew 3:16-17

We believe there is only one true church of Christ, universal and eternal, but represented by local congregations of believers. - Matthew 16:18

We believe that Christ wants unity in His church based on a common faith in Him and a common acceptance of the truth that is presented in the Bible—one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God, who is Father of all. - Ephesians 4:4-6

We deplore man-made divisions in the church, and we seek to heal them by following the teachings of the Bible and living a loving Christian life. - 1 Corinthians 12:25

We observe Communion as an act of worship for all believers on the first day of each week. - Acts 2:4220:7