What We Believe

we believe that

the Bible is the inspired word of God.

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.

God exists as three persons in one.

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

that in Christ, God became man.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

through the cross, our redemption became possible.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.

Christ was resurrected and rules at the right hand of God.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.

the Holy Spirit lives in the heart of every believer.

We believe the Holy Spirit is third Person of the Trinity who convicts the world of sin, or righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.  We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth.

because of sin, man is unable to regain a right standing with God.

We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

salvation by grace through faith is offered to all who trust in Jesus.

We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.

once redeemed, a believer is eternally secure in God’s love and power.

We believe all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  We believe it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.

A full copy of our Articles of Faith are available by emailing us at info@orangevilla.org