Statement of Basic Beliefs


The basic doctrines expressed in this statement are recognized by followers of Jesus all over the world to be essential Christian beliefs. Agreement with these truths along with support of our Core Values is a requirement for membership in the Kaleo church family. This statement has been intentionally written in simple and plain language, not in an attempt to water-down truth but to make it as accessible as possible.

We believe…

 

The Scriptures

  • God has revealed Himself in a book. This book, known as the Scriptures or the Bible, is completely trustworthy and authoritative, and it is the Supreme source of truth for knowing God and living in obedience to Him (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

God

Creation

The Fall

Jesus

Salvation

  • Salvation is an undeserved gift that God freely gives, it is received by trusting in Christ alone; no religious duty, no ritual, no work, nor any other activity done by humans is required in order to be restored to a right relationship with God. (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).

The Future

  • There will be a future physical resurrection for all people. Those who continually reject Christ will face the judgment of being forever cut off from God and all that is good. Those who turn to Christ in faith and repentance will receive renewed bodies in a renewed creation, they will live as God’s people in unbroken relationship with God and each other forever (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15).

The Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son.  He is present in the world to make people aware of their need of Jesus. The Spirit has been sent by Jesus to indwell and empower the Church, which is the called out community of people who have embraced the Gospel. The Holy Spirit provides all followers of Jesus with power to live a life of love, spiritual truth, and boldness in sharing the Gospel with others (John 14:25-31John 16:4-15Acts 1:8; Acts 5:3-41 Corinthians 12)

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