The following are the core beliefs of Honey Creek Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
- There is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons -Father, Son and Holy Spirit- each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity.
- By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation and by His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
We believe that Jesus:
- Is the eternal second person of the trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth;
- Lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross, accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone;
- Rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died;
- Ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and humanity, continually makes intercession for His own;
- Shall come again to earth, personally and visibly to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
We believe the Holy Spirit:
- Is the eternal third person of the trinity who brings us to Jesus by awakening in us a recognition of our need for a savior;
- Indwells every believer at the point of salvation;
- Becomes our source of assurance, strength, and wisdom;
- Endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body;
- Guides us in understanding and applying the Scriptures;
- Enables us to become more and more like Jesus and to bear fruit that brings glory to
- God; Empowers us for witness.
- The Bible is the sole basis of our belief, composed of the 66 books of the Old and NewTestament;
- The Scripture in its entirety originated with God and was given through the instrumentality of chosen people;
- The Scripture thus at one and the same time speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors;
- The Scriptures are infallible; they are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
- The true church, the Body of Christ, is composed of all believers;
- Jesus Christ is the head of the church;
- Scripture commands believers to gather together as His church to devote themselves to:
- the teaching of the Word
- the observance of baptism and communion as the sacramentarian ordinances established by Jesus Christ;
- service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world.
- The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself;
- Originally created to have fellowship with God, humans defied God, choosing to be independent of God, and thus became alienated from God.
- The result was a corruption of our nature and all individuals since have suffered the -consequences and are thus in need of the saving grace of God;
- Salvation is wholly a work of God's free grace, and is not the result, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness;
- Salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith.
- For all humanity, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual;
- Those who follow Christ will be raised to everlasting life and joy with the Lord;
- Those who do not follow Christ will be raised to judgment and have eternal separation from God.