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What we believe at Shepherd Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

Our Beliefs

We, the fellowship of the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene believe in one God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Genesis 1; Isaiah 5:16; 6:1-7; 40:18-31; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20).

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by God's inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

(Luke 24:44-47; John 10:35; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

(Matthew 22:36-40 (with 1 John 3:4); Romans 3:23).

We believe that those who do not repent of their sinfulness and who do not accept Jesus as their personal savior through their own prayers are hopelessly and eternally lost.

(Ezekiel 18:25-26; John 1:12-13; Acts 5:31; Romans 5:6-8).

We believe that salvation through Jesus is for the whole human race; and that whoever repents and believes in Jesus is made new and freed from the chains of their sins.

(Isaiah 53:5-6; Mark 10:45; Luke 24:46-48; John 1:29; John 3:14-17).

We believe that Christians can be completely sanctified through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Matthew 3:11-12; Romans 6:11-13).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is aware of our trust in Jesus' salvation, and also aware of our entire sanctification and that it is the Holy Spirit that guides and shapes us through our conscience, our prayers, our conversations and our circumstances.

(Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Luke 3:16--17; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 5:8-9).

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

(Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:7-20)