MCCF 信仰宣言

 

1﹑圣经启示论﹕我们相信全部新旧约圣经六十六卷书都是神所默示的 (提后3﹕16)﹐ 是神对人的启示﹐是生命之道﹑救恩之路﹑真理之门。

 

2﹑三一神论﹕我们相信圣父﹑圣子﹑圣灵三位一体 (Triunity) 的独一真神﹐是万能的造物主﹐是昔在﹑今在﹑永在的神 (太3﹕16-17﹐28﹕19﹐ 创1﹐启4﹕8b)。圣父是三位一体的第一位格﹐是至高无上的全能真神﹐创造天地的主﹐是我们的天父(出3﹕15﹐约1﹕12-13﹐3﹕16﹐ 罗8﹕15-16﹐ 林前8﹕6)﹔圣子是三位一体的第二位格﹐耶稣基督是完全的神﹑也是完全的人﹐是救赎的中保(约1﹕14﹐ 3﹕16﹐提前3﹕16﹐ 来8﹕6﹐9﹕15﹐ 12﹕24)﹔圣灵是三位一体的第三位格﹐是真理的圣灵﹑是保惠师﹐圣灵住在一切信他之人的里面(约14﹕16-17﹐16﹕13﹐ 16﹕8﹐ 罗8﹕11﹐约一3﹕24)。

 

3﹑创造论﹕我们相信万物和人都是神的奇妙创造﹐一切本是好的或甚好的 (创1&2)。

 

4﹑原罪论﹕我们相信世人的犯罪与堕落﹐始于亚当和夏娃受魔鬼引诱﹑违背神的命令 (创3﹐罗5﹕12)﹔世人都犯了罪﹐亏缺了神的荣耀(罗3﹕23)﹔罪的工价乃是死(罗6﹕23a)。

 

5﹑基督论﹕我们相信耶稣是童贞女马利亚被圣灵感孕所生﹔他是真神﹐也是真人﹔他是基督﹑是人类的救主 (太1﹕18﹐路1﹕35﹐太16﹕16)。

 

6﹑十字架救恩论﹕罪的工价乃是死, 唯有神的恩赐﹐在主耶稣基督里﹐乃是永生 (罗6﹕23)。我们相信耶稣基督以圣洁无罪之身﹑担当世人的罪﹑被钉死在十字架上﹐成就了神对人类的救赎与挽回(来9﹕11-12﹐约3﹕16﹐10﹕10-11﹐彼前1﹕18-19﹐弗1﹕7)﹔我们相信耶稣从死里复活升到天上﹐现今在父神的右边作我们的大祭司和中保的事实(路24﹕46﹐徒3﹕15﹐林前15﹕3-20﹐罗4﹕25)﹔我们相信因信得救﹑因信称义的道理(约3﹕16﹐弗2﹕8-9﹐罗3﹕22﹑28﹐5﹕1-2﹐ 10﹕9-10)。

 

7﹑ 教会论﹕教会就是在基督耶稣里成圣蒙召作圣徒的﹐以及所有在各处求告我主耶稣基督之名的人 (林前1﹕12)。我们相信耶稣基督是教会的磐石﹑是教会的头﹔教会是耶稣基督的身体﹐我们众人是肢体并在基督里互相联络成为一体(太16﹕18﹐ 彼前2﹕4-7﹐ 罗12﹕5﹐ 弗4﹕11-12﹐5﹕23b﹐西1﹕18)

 

8﹑末世论﹕我们相信耶稣将再来施行公义的大审判﹐以及千喜年和新天新地的应许 (徒1﹕11﹐启20﹕11﹐22﹕12﹐21﹕1)

 

9﹑浸礼﹕我们相信浸礼和圣餐是教会遵行主耶稣的命令所必行的两项圣礼。我们相信在接受耶稣基督为个人救主之后的浸礼是向罪死去﹑向神而活﹐并成为新生命的见证。浸礼预表信徒与基督同死﹑同埋葬﹑同复活﹐并与基督联合﹑而成为属于基督的﹑新造的人(太28﹕19﹐可16﹕16﹐罗6﹕4﹐ 林后5﹕17﹐ 加3﹕26-28 )。

10﹑圣餐﹕我们相信圣餐是纪念主耶稣为我们死而设立的。凡已接受主耶稣基督﹑并明白领圣餐的意义的﹐或决志信主并受洗的弟兄姐妹﹐都应遵行。 圣餐预表信徒接受基督为我们所立的新约﹑领受基督在十字架上成就的救恩功效﹐以及宣告基督之死而复活和将再来的确据﹐并表明信徒与主及属主的人一起团契联络(Fellowship in Communion)(太26﹕26-29﹐可14﹕22-24﹐路22﹕14-20﹐约6﹕53-54﹐林前11﹕23-29)。

Belief Statements---We believe the followings:

1. The Bible. We believe in the Bible accepting fully the writings of the Old and the New Testaments as the very Word of God verbally inspired in all parts and therefore wholly without error in the original writings. We believe that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. [II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:21; John 13:35; 17:17; Psalm 19:7; Isa. 8:20]. We believe that the Scriptures teach that Christians should set their minds on things above, not on things on the earth. [I Thess. 5:22; II Tim. 2:11-22; Col. 3:2-17]

2. The God of Trinity. We believe in one Triune God eternally existing in three persons, Holy Father, Holy Son, and Holy Spirit. [Matt. 28:19; John 1:1; 4:24; 5:25-26; 10:30; Matt. 3:17; Isa. 45:21; Jere. 10:10]. We believe in the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Triune God, who convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, enlightens, empowers, baptizes, guides, teaches, and sanctifies all who become children of God through Christ. [Matt. 28:19; Gen. 1:2; John 16:8-11; I Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Rom. 8:14]

3. The Creation. We believe in God’s wonderful creation that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth in His Word, and created man in His own image (Gen 1)

4. The Sin. We believe that Adam was created in the spiritual image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred upon the human race not only the physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all those descended from Adam are born with sinful natures and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, becomes sinners in thought and deed. [Gen. 1:26-28; 3:1-24; Eph. 2:3; Rom. 3:23; 5:12; 3:19; John 8:42-44]. We recognize the existence and personality of Satan as the powerful supernatural enemy of God, and his evil influence in the world. [Job 1:6; Jude 9; Rev. 20]

5. The Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man, that He died for our sins and on the third day arose from the dead and was glorified in the same body in which he suffered and died. He is now our High Priest in Heaven appearing before the presence of God as our advocate and intercessor. [Isa. 53:6; Gal. 3:13; John 1:1,14; 20:25-26; Heb. 9:24; I John 2:1; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Gal. 4:4; I Tim. 2:5]

6. The Salvation. We believe in salvation by grace through faith. Men are justified on the single ground of personal acceptance of the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. [John 3:16; Acts 13:38; 16:31; Eph. 2:8-9]

7. The Church. We believe in the Church, which consists of all those who have been born again during this dispensation of grace and that they are members of the Body of Christ whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. [Eph. 1:10; 22-23; 2:21-22; I Peter 2:5, 9, 10]. We believe that a local New Testament Church is a group of born-again baptized believers bound together for the purpose of doing the will of Christ, including fellowship, worship, mutual edification, and the winning of souls. We believe that a local New Testament Church is a self-governing body subject only to Jesus Christ and His Word. [Acts 4:18-19; 6:3-6; 5:29; 13:24; 15:22-31; I Cor. 12:12; Acts 2:41-47]

8. The Judgment Days. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust in the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. [I Thess. 4:13; I Cor. 15; Rev. 20:1-6; 11:15; Phil. 1:21-23; I John 3:2; II Cor 5:8; Matt. 25:46; Jude 13]. We believe in: a. "That blessed hope" - the Rapture [Titus 2:11-13; John 14; I Thess. 4:14-18] b. The personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth to establish His Kingdom. [Psalm 24; Isa. 9:6; 24:22-23; Zech. 14:4; Acts 1:10-11; Jude 14-15; Rev. 20]

9. The Baptism. We believe that baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, setting forth the essential facts of redemption - the death, burial, and resurrection to newness of life. All members of a local new Testament Church are to be baptized believers. [Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 8:34-39; 16:30-33; Rom. 6:1-11]

10. The Communion. We believe that the Lord's Supper is a memorial service and is the setting forth in a sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf. The emblems of the memorial service are not literally the body and blood of Christ, nor do they contain His blood and flesh. The service is for the participation of believers only. It shall be observed on a regular basis. [Matt. 26:26-29; I Cor. 11: 20-34]

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