What We Believe

Churches In Asheville was developed by local Christians in the Western North Carolina area.

We Believe The Following:

  • The sixty-six books that compose the Bible are God’s true revelation which He has given us and are the source and final authority upon which we base our core beliefs. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 17:17)
  • In only one true God who eternally exists in three: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is fully God and there is one God. (Matthew 28:19-21; Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
  • Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the payment of sin, and rose from the dead. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 1:18-25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
  • The Holy Spirit lives in all believers, leads and empowers them in the pursuit of holiness and truth, and equips them for service in the Church. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22; John 14:16-18, 26; 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • All who are in Christ are now spiritually alive, new creations, chosen by God as His holy, forgiven, and dearly loved children. This new identity in Christ is the foundation for a daily growing victory over the power of sin and the lies of Satan. (Ephesians 1:7; 2:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 3:12; Romans 6:11-14; Galatians 5:1, 16-18, 25)
  • Men and women are made in the image of God, but because of sin are spiritually dead and have no hope apart from God’s salvation. Salvation is only possible because of the work of Christ and Christ is the only way by which people can have spiritual life that results in peace with God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Ephesians 2:1-2, 5, 12; Colossians 1:27; John 14:7; Romans 5:1)
  • All of salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Christ and those whom God saves are saved for all eternity. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 10:27-29; Romans 8:29-30, 38-39; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
  • The Church is a community of those who are children of God through faith in Christ who seek to show their love for God through worship, service, and sacrifice. The Church is called to regularly remember the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Christ through baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:11-16; John 14:15; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • Christ will return to establish a new heavens and a new earth and there will be a judgment that results in eternal punishment for the unrighteous or eternal perfection for the righteous. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 21:1; Hebrews 9:27-28; Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Peter 3:13)

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