Learn about what makes us alive in Christ.
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16).
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
About the Good News
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial) and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:37-39; Romans 6:3-4).
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly and worship God joyfully. The gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10).
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again for His church. In the end, there will be a final resurrection and a final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life and the unrighteous eternal death (I Thessalonians 4:16-17Revelation 20:11-15).
Lakewood United Pentecostal Church is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International. You may download an expanded belief statement here.