Who We Are
What We Believe
At Hills Corners, we are passionate about what God said. As you prayerfully read the Bible, what is important to God will also become important to you. That being stated, we certainly don’t have everything that God said figured out! But, this we know ... Jesus loves us. Jesus, the perfect God man, died a painful death for us. Jesus rose from the dead for us. Jesus, based upon His very own promises, is coming again for us! It is our desire that you know and love this Jesus too.
At Hills Corners, we believe doctrine is vital. Doctrine is from the Greek word meaning “teaching.” We base our doctrine upon the Bible, which in its original form was without error. The Bible is from God to man. It is for doctrine! As we study doctrine, our church approaches the Scriptures from a grammatically literal and historically tried perspective. We believe God wrote through man what He wanted to communicate to us in terms that real people in every culture could understand. So when we look at the Scripture, we do so with a desire to learn first what the original author said to the original audience and second to discern how that message relates to us today.
As a Baptist church, we believe the Scripture is our authority for both faith and practice. We are self governing. We believe that all born-again believers may speak with God Himself and not go through another human being. We have two offices in the local church, pastor and deacon. We obey two ordinances: believer’s baptism, which is immersion, and communion, which is a memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection. We preach from the English Standard Version and encourage formal equivalent translations for Bible study.
Here in a nutshell is what we believe about sin and salvation:
We believe every person is born with a sinful or fallen nature because of the first man Adam’s disobedience to God the Father. Thus, every person is a sinner. Through Adam, we have all inherited sin, which has tainted every race, every culture, and the world in which we live. We have all, individually, transgressed against God’s law and have been destined for eternal punishment. Yet, we have hope! God the Father, in eternity past, determined to provide an answer or remedy for mankind’s sin. That remedy is Jesus Christ! He is the propitiation or satisfaction for all sin. Human beings are saved or rescued from their sin and from eternal judgment through confession of sin, repentance of sin, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their personal substitute for their own sins and their own sinful condition. Simply put, by Grace alone, through Christ alone, in simple childlike Faith alone. Jesus, who is our eternal high priest, is the only sufficiency for our sins; and as the Son of God, He redeems us for eternity so that we no longer fear death. Hallelujah!
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