Our Beliefs & Values
Someone once said, “Our doctrine determines our destiny.” The way we understand and believe the Scriptures will greatly impact our life on earth, as well as our eternity. We at the Clearwater Church of Mt Zion, are steadfastly dedicated to preaching the clear and pure truth of the Word of God. Therefore, we hold to the following statements of faith:
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who is the Maker and Preserver of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; that Jesus existed eternally with the Father, became a man by the miracle of the incarnation, in no degree ceasing to be God. He is co-Creator of the world and man, the only Savior, and coming Judge.
We believe the whole canon of Scripture (both Old and New Testaments) as originally given, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God, of supreme and final authority in all that it teaches and declares.
We believe all men are lost apart from the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; that sin is cleansed only through personal repentance and faith in the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; that water baptism by immersion should follow receiving Christ as Lord and Savior.
We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the body as well as for the mind, soul, and spirit of man. Christ has an answer for every problem of man, both physical and spiritual.
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in other tongues according to Acts 2:4, is promised to all who desire it, ask for it, and obey God. We believe miracles and the gifts of the Spirit are available to the Church today for the edifying and perfecting of its members.
We believe God will visit His Church in the last days and bring many multitudes into the Kingdom, preparing us for Christ’s Second Coming.
We believe everyone will be resurrected (saved and unsaved) and give an account to the great Judge, whose judgment is final and eternal.
We believe in the permanence of marriage and its sanctity in the sight of God, which involves a covenant relationship between a man and a woman of lifelong faithfulness and commitment.
We believe that man should live according to the moral standards set forth in Scripture. This includes living a holy life and being full of the fruit of the Spirit, Gal.5:22-23. Therefore, we are opposed to the sinful works of the flesh, including all immorality, homosexuality, uncleanness (including pornography and other forms of moral impurity), idolatry, hatred, strife, heresies, murder (including abortion and euthanasia), and drunkenness, Gal. 5:19-21; 2 Tim. 3:1-6