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The Way

During the first century AD, believers in Christ first called themselves followers of the Way. Over the centuries, creeds, confessions, and catechisms have been developed to define what it means to be on this way. Below is a summary of those beliefs. You can find more details on our "What We Believe" page. The Way is difficult and narrow, but it leads to eternal life in Christ. We trust you will find joy learning how to walk the Way to the narrow gate.

  • God is eternal, existing uncreated as one being in three co-eternal, co-equal persons. His is holy, just, righteous, and true. In Him there is no shifting shadow. His glory knows no bounds, and we exist to worship Him.
  • Creation is God's revelation of His eternal power and divine nature. God miraculously made all that has been made in the space of six days by the power of His spoken commands.
  • Scripture is God's revelation to us of His character and salvation. It is divinely inspired, inerrant, infallible, and it is our sufficient authority for all of life, faith, and practice.
  • Jesus is Son of God and Son of Man. As fully divine and fully human, He provides the only Way possible for us to be saved from sin, death, misery, and wrath. His perfect righteousness is the only way for us to be counted right in the sight of God. This gift of righteousness comes to us by grace alone through faith alone.
  • Salvation from God's just and eternal condemnation is our only hope in this life and in the next. God graciously calls us to Himself while we are still dead in our rebellion against Him and gives us life, repentance, and faith.
  • Faith is a complete reliance upon Christ for one's righteousness before God. We must repent of depending upon ourselves to earn our right standing before God. Christ alone can do and has done the work necessary to satisfy God's perfect standards.
  • When we trust in Christ because God first makes us alive, He begins in us the process of making us more like Himself. Throughout this life, we struggle with sinful beliefs, desires, and actions, but God is faithful to Himself and makes us more and more like Himself until we see Him face to face and are made like Him in His holiness, goodness, righteousness, and truth. And He does that once-and-for-all.
  • All this is to the praise of God's glorious justice and His glorious grace. He alone gets the glory for glorifying us in Christ.
  • Soli Deo Gloria!