What We Believe
GPCCN has no complicated system of doctrine
-We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign of the universe; that He only is God, creative and administrative, holy in nature, attributes, and purpose; that He, as God, is Triune in essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
-We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures are given by plenary inspiration and contain all truth necessary for salvation, faith, and Christian living.
-We believe that humankind is born with a fallen nature and is, therefore, continually inclined to evil.
-We believe that the impenitent are finally, hopelessly, and eternally lost.
-We believe that Jesus Christ, by His sufferings, by the shedding of His own blood, and by His meritorious death on the Cross, made a full atonement for all human sin, and that this Atonement is the only ground of salvation, and that it is sufficient for every individual of Adam's race. The Atonement is graciously efficacious for the salvation of the irresponsible and for the children in innocency but is efficacious for the salvation of those who reach the age of responsibility only when they repent and believe.
-We believe that entire sanctification is that act of God, following the new birth, by which believers are made free from original sin, or depravity, and brought into a state of entire devotement to God, and the holy obedience of love made perfect. It is wrought by the baptism with the Holy Spirit, and comprehends in one experience the cleansing of the heart from sin and the abiding, indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, empowering the believer for life and service.
-We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth and to the experience of sanctification within believers.
-We believe in the Church (the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word) is God's designed tool to equip and employ all saved people in works of service, compassion, and evangelism.
-We believe that our risen Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and a final judgment will take place, and that glorious and everlasting life is assured to all who savingly believe in, and obediently follow Him.