Coryell Community Church relies on the Bible as the only source of doctrinal authority. The following truths are foundational and essential:
God as Trinity:
We believe in one God who is made up of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
God as Creator:
We believe the triune God created the universe. Genesis 1:26 says “…Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” The Hebrew pronouns are plural which signifies the triune Godhead. (Also see John 1:1-5; 14:8-11)
God with us:
We believe that man “fell” and that the Son (Jesus) was sent to redeem us. We believe He was born of a virgin. While He was here on earth, He was fully human and fully God. This is traditionally referred to as the incarnation. (See John 1:14; Galatians 4:4)
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the highest and final authority on what we should believe and how we should live our lives.
God as Spirit:
We believe the Holy Spirit lives within Christians to be with us “forever” (John 14:16-17), and guides us (John 14:26). He is referred to as Teacher, Counselor, Intercessor; He is the Spirit of Truth.
God as Eternal Life:
We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; that He will return and take believers to heaven, and that non-believers will receive eternal punishment. (John 3:36)
God as Savior:
We believe in order to be saved, we must trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Personal Savior. (John 14:6)
We believe that, as expression of faith, the Bible instructs us to
-Repent of our sins. (Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 17:30) Follow our Lord in baptism by immersion (Romans 6:3-5) to demonstrate our union with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection.
-Seek to live a holy life, “Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:6). Without holiness no one will see the Lord. While we cannot be perfect, we must grow and mature in our walk with God through Christ our Lord.
Peace with God:
We believe that those who have accepted Jesus Christ are living the “eternal life” (1 John 1:2). We are called to live life in the security of the love of God, not in continual fear of judgment. (1 John 3:1-3)