We believe the Bible is our final authority for faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 19:7-11; Psalm 119)
We believe there is one sovereign God who eternally exists as three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 4:34-35; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1; Genesis 1: 1- 2)
We believe God created all people—male and female—to care for the world (stewardship), to care for one another (friendship), and to have a relationship with himself. God created humanity uniquely male and female to complement and submit to one another, equal and wonderfully different, each life being a sacred gift from God. Within God’s created order marriage was designed as a covenant between one man and one woman to show God’s jealous love for us.
We believe the world was created to honor and glorify God. Instead of glorifying God, we have become totally broken by sin and separated from God, unable to please God or restore relationship with him. (Romans 3:10-12; 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Revelation 4:11; Genesis 1-3)
We believe a restored relationship with God is possible only by grace through Jesus Christ, who became a man without ceasing to be God so that by dying in our place on the cross and rising from the dead, we might be forgiven and reconciled to God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 6:23; Mark 10:45)
We believe the Holy Spirit draws us into relationship with God, convicting us of sin and convincing us of the good news of Jesus Christ. We must respond. To be saved we must confess our brokenness and trust ourselves to Jesus, who died that we might live. It is the renewal of a true relationship between God and humanity. This relationship is demonstrated by a Spirit-filled life. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:6-10; Luke 5:32; Acts 16:31; John 6:44; 16:7-11; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:1-16)
We believe the Church is the visible reality of Christ in the world, existing through the power and gifting of the Holy Spirit to glorify God and make him known. The Church is both physical and spiritual, and should seek the healing of the world for both tangible needs and spiritual bondage. The Church is the light of a new kingdom that is chasing out the darkness of Satan’s reign. (Ephesians 2:19-22; I Corinthians 10:31; 12-14; Romans 11:33-36; Acts 2:38-47; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 6:10-18; II Timothy 2:3-4; Colossians 2:13-15)
We believe in the future bodily resurrection of all people. Those who come into relationship with God through Jesus Christ will experience eternity with God in a new heaven and new earth; however, those who reject the relationship that God has made available through Jesus Christ will experience eternal separation from God along with Satan and his angels. (Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 15:50-57; Revelation 19:11-22:19)
NOTE: This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. For the purposes of The Coffee Oasis faith, doctrine, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is The Coffee Oasis’ final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.