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New Vienna Church of Christ

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What We Believe

About God:  We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.  He is the One True Living God who eternally exists in three distinct persons:  God, the Father; God, the Son; God, the Holy Spirit.  He is omnipotent (all-powerful); He is omniscient (all-knowing); He is omnipresent (all-present).


Genesis 1: 1

I Chronicles 29: 11-13

Psalm 139: 1-4

Ephesians 1: 3-14

Colossians 1: 16

Hebrews 4: 13



About Jesus Christ:  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, who was born of a virgin birth and lived a sinless life.  He died on the cross for the sins of the world; he was buried and on the third day, God raised Him from the dead.  By His resurrection, Jesus conquered sin and death.  Following His resurrection, He ascended back to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.  He reigns as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; and He is coming again.  We believe that He is both fully human and fully divine.


Matthew 1: 21-23; 16: 16

John 1: 1, 14; 14: 1-10

I Corinthians 15: 54-57

Colossians 1: 15-20

I Thessalonians 4: 16-18



About The Holy Spirit:  We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine personality, and He dwells within all those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and have been baptized into Christ.  He is God's gift to Christians, providing them with guidance, intercession, and the assurance that they are God's children.


Acts 2: 38

Romans 8: 14-17

Ephesians 1: 13-14



About The Bible:  We believe that the Bible is God's Holy Word; it is inerrant and infallible, and has been given to us by the inspiration of God.  In the Bible, God communicates His divine will and message to all men.  It is living and active, and it is the one true and final authority for our lives.


Isaiah 55: 10-11

Romans 1: 16-17

II Timothy 3: 16-17

Hebrews 4: 12

II Peter 1: 20-21



About Humanity:  We believe that all men have been created in the image of God, and He values all life.  This means that all men have been given by God the capacity for interpersonal relationships; in His image, we possess dignity, meaning, and worth.  Being created in God's image also gives us the freewill to choose between doing what is good and what is evil.  By choosing what is evil, we sin against God, and our sin separates us from Him.


Genesis 1: 27

Psalm 139: 13-16

Isaiah 59: 1-2

Acts 17: 24-28



About Salvation:  We believe that all men have sinned; but it is by God's grace that we can be saved through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is the source of our salvation; and in order to be saved, we must put our trust in Him, repent of our sins, confess our faith, be baptized by immersion into Him, and continue from that point on to live a faithful life for Jesus as part of His church for the rest of our lifetime or until His return.


John 3: 16-17

Acts 2: 38

Romans 3: 23; 6: 1-4, 23; 10: 9

Galatians 3: 26-29

Ephesians 2: 8-10

Hebrews 6: 1-8



About Eternity:  We believe that every person is destined to face death; and upon death or the return of Christ, all men will be assigned to spend eternity in either heaven or hell.  Those who have made Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior will spend eternity in heaven in the presence of God; but those who refuse to believe in Jesus will spend eternity in hell, separated from God.


Acts 17: 30-31

II Corinthians 5: 10

II Thessalonians 1: 8-9

Hebrews 9: 27; 10: 31

Revelation 20: 15



About The Lord's Supper:  We believe in the weekly observance of the Lord's Supper in accordance with the pattern of the New Testament.  Every Lord's Day, we gather together as a body of believers to commemorate the death of our Savior Jesus Christ.


Matthew 26: 26-29

Acts 20: 7

I Corinthians 11: 23-29



About The Church:  We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, with Christ as the Head.  It consists of every individual who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and has been baptized into Christ.  As the Body of Christ, we wear the name Christian; and all Christians have the responsibility to reach the lost with the Good News of the Gospel.  Because Christ is the Head of the Church, we as the Body are called to reflect the very image of Christ in all we say and do.


Matthew 5: 14-16; 28: 18-20

Acts 11: 26

I Corinthians 12: 12-14

Ephesians 5: 29-30