Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
Truth78 is guided by a Statement of Faith that provides a vision of God and His work that guards us and helps us equip the next generations to know, honor, and treasure God.
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We whole-heartedly affirm the authority, necessity, sufficiency, and clarity of Scripture.
We believe there is one, eternal God. He is completely self-sufficient and infinitely perfect, possessing every divine attribute. He is majestic in holiness and always acts to display and magnify His glory.
We believe that the one true God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, sharing the same nature and essence.
We believe that God alone created everything and continues to sustain all things by the word of His power. From all eternity, God wisely decrees everything that comes to pass, governing His creation and events with absolute sovereignty, yet in a manner that does not negate real human responsibility.
We believe that man was created by God in His image and likeness—both male and female—in order that man would glorify God in all his thoughts, desires, words, and actions, and find everlasting joy in him. Though originally created free from sin, through Adam’s transgression all mankind is born in sin, fails to glorify God as he ought, and is instead, sinful, corrupt, and rebellious. As a result, all mankind in Adam lies under God’s just condemnation, deserving of God’s wrath forever. Fallen man is completely and utterly helpless to save himself.
We believe that salvation is by God’s grace alone and is not based on any merit man possesses or any works he has done or will do. Through the message of the Gospel and the work of regeneration by the Holy Spirit, God calls and enables His chosen people to receive His saving grace through faith as they trust in the person and work of Christ alone, including His perfect life, atoning death, and victorious resurrection. This faith will give rise to sanctification whereby a believer, by the instruction of the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, progressively grows in conformity to Christ, striving daily to walk in submission to Him. God will complete His work of salvation in the glorification of His people—transforming their weak, sinful bodies into the likeness of His Son so that they might glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.
The Last Things
We believe in the personal, visible, and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked in hell.