Our Beliefs
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Holy Bible
2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21; Prov 30:5; Rom 16:25-26

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant. It is complete in 66 books in total; any additional 'work' claiming scriptual authority is fully rejected.

The Trinity
I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal; each person of the trinity with a defined role in the Godhead for His glory alone.

Jesus Christ, God the Son
John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. 

Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts, as our good works are both futile for earning grace but necessary in the life of a believer as a display of a regenerated heart.

The Church
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that self-professed followers of Christ should belong to, worship in, serve for, and give to a local body so as to grow the Kingdom of God together.

The Resurrection of Jesus
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross, just as He said He would be. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation. 

Full Theological Statement Available

This is a brief peak into our full theological statement, available to you at request. Simply email Sean@Trailside.Church if you would like to know more.