Statement of Faith
The following articles express the foundational teachings of the historic Christian faith. These doctrines have set Christianity apart from every other system of belief in our world. Accordingly, Cambridge House Christian Study Center of Williamsburg, Virginia affirms the following:
God — We believe in One God who has always existed as three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ — We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who is both fully God and fully human in nature. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, was crucified, resurrected from the dead, and ascended to Heaven.
The Holy Spirit — We believe that the Holy Spirit illuminates the truth of the Bible, drawing unbelievers to salvation and convicting believers, leading to sanctification and service in ministry.
The Bible — We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and true in all that it asserts.
Mankind — We believe that all human beings, male and female, are made in the image of God, but also sinful and in need of forgiveness and salvation.
Salvation — We believe that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. Jesus Christ alone is the way of salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life for all who believe in Him.
The Second Coming — We believe that Jesus Christ will return physically at an appointed time in the future, resulting in the ultimate defeat of evil and the complete redemption of all creation.
The Call to Discipleship — Christians are called to follow Jesus Christ in the lifelong journey known as discipleship marked by outward obedience to the commands of Christ as well as inward renewal through the Holy Spirit. Disciples are called to be ministers of reconciliation and to fulfill the Great Commission.
God’s Creation and Human Vocation — God has made human beings to serve as His representatives who rule over His creation on His behalf. Human vocations, both “sacred” and “secular,” have inherent value and equal worth in the advancement of God’s kingdom.