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See how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly established in Scripture, the beliefs of The Heights Church guide our decisions and inform our practice.
To Know Christ - To Grow in Christ - To Show Christ
For 50 years The Heights Church has welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to call The Heights Church their spiritual home and hope that as we move into the next 50 years that we will continue effective ministry for Christ.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
THE NATURE AND UNITY OF THE GODHEAD
GOD THE FATHER
God the Father orders and directs all things according to His own purpose, pleasure and grace. He graciously involves Himself in the affairs of mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ as the second Person of the Godhead is eternally one with God the Father of whose person and glory Jesus is the accurate expression. To become human, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures, the nature of God and human nature, were united in one Person; truly God and truly human.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity is eternally one with the Father and the Son yet He is sent by Them to achieve the divine purpose in the world and in the Church
THE DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES
The Scriptures, consisting of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
THE SINFULNESS OF PEOPLE
People are made in the image of God and for fellowship with God. By transgression of God's command humankind fell from fellowship with God and their nature was corrupted.
CHRIST'S ATONEMENT FOR HUMAN SIN
In order to redeem people from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, Jesus Christ became human and died a sacrificial death as our representative substitute. By His resurrection, God's acceptance of His atoning death was demonstrated. This atonement is sufficient for the whole world, but effective only in those who receive it. The sinner is justified and reconciled to God, not through any personal merit, but solely on the basis of God's gracious gift of salvation in Jesus Christ received through faith.
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is necessary for the acceptance of God's provision of salvation. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Spirit gives every believer gifts for the building up of the church.
The Church is the body of people whom God has called and separated to Himself through faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. All regenerate persons are members of the universal Church of God which takes local form wherever groups of believers unite for worship, fellowship and service in accordance with scriptural principles.
THE BAPTISM OF BELIEVERS BY IMMERSION
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a public declaration of a person's faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In accordance with New Testament Scripture it should be administered by total immersion which symbolises the believer's identification with Christ in death, burial and resurrection, the remission of sins and the believer's dedication of himself to God to live and walk in newness of life.
The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ instituted by Him to be celebrated by believers in Christ until the end of the age. The symbolic elements, commemorate and declare our thanks for the Lord's substitutionary death. The celebration of the ordinance expresses our fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Body of which He is the Head.
THE RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
At the end of this age, according to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in His glory to the earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom of God awaits His return
At the end of the age, there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous. After death people's bodies return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God - the righteous to be with Him and the unrighteous to be reserved for the judgment.
REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS IN A FUTURE STATE
God has appointed a day of final judgement for the world. At that time Jesus Christ will judge every person and each will receive reward or punishment according to their deeds. Those judged righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment.