OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL
We teach that there is one God who wonderfully and mysteriously exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We teach that Jesus Christ is God that became man, lived sinlessly, suffered terribly, and died humbly. This sacrificial death was necessary to bridge the gap between God and humanity, a chasm created and sustained by our sin. Gloriously, Jesus rose from the grave on the third day, defeating death, proving he is the Son of God, and grants eternal life to all who trust in him alone as their God and Saviour. He is currently seated at the right hand of God the Father, performing the role of High Priest, and is one day soon returning to sit on his throne as King.
We teach that the Holy Spirit, himself a person, is presently indwelling, uniting, and sealing believers in Jesus Christ, enabling and empowering their lives and ministries.
We teach that the Bible—the sixty-six books that make up the Old and New Testaments—is God’s written revelation to humanity and is absolutely without error in its original manuscripts. Every word therein is verbally inspired by God himself and, thus, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative for our lives today.
We teach that humanity was created in the image of God and for relationship with God. However, sin has distorted the image and created a relationship-hindering chasm between creature and Creator. Left to ourselves, there is no way for us to restore what has been marred. We stand condemned under the righteous judgment of a perfect God, but for those who trust in Jesus Christ, there is now no condemnation. He died, the righteous for the unrighteous, and rose again to provide us with forgiveness from God and reconciliation to God.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived. What happens after that resurrection depends entirely on ones relationship to God through Jesus Christ.