What We Believe


  1. THE BIBLE. The Holy Spirit Guided human authors so that what thy wrote in Scripture is accurate and without error. This is verified in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which states, “Allscriptureis givenby inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (KJV) Ultimately, the real value of the Bible is realized in our lives as we apply the Scriptures to our lives daily.
  2. GOD. We believe that a person’s view of God impacts the way he/she lives. God is defined as Spirit, a Person, the Father, Life, Supreme, Self-Existent, Unchanging, Unlimited by time and space, and a Unity. God consistently works out His eternal plan by guiding and overseeing all things by His wise and holy purpose.  The following Scriptures affirm this principle:

Isaiah 44:6 (KJV): Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 45:5 (KJV): I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

  1. JESUS CHRIST. Jesus was in fact God incarnate in human form. He Is the Second Person in the Trinity (The Son of God) who came to live among us, die for us, and resurrect that someday we might be able to live with Him forever. The following verses are brief examples of how the Bible confirms this great Truth:

John 1 – Selected Verses (KJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

  1. THE HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit is not merely a force, but has all the attributes of personality and is also God as the Third Person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit’s work brings us to Christ and salvation, equips us for ministry, empowers us for service, and produces Spiritual fruit in our lives as verified in the following verses:

John 14:26 (KJV): But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Acts 1:8 (KJV): But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

1 John 5:7 (KJV): For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

  1. PEOPLE. People are unique beings. Contrary to the evolutionary view of origins, the biblical view of people identifies them as unique from animals, created in the image and likeness of God. People have a physical, metaphysical and spiritual aspect — body, soul and spirit. This is referenced by the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Because of our ancestral parent’s failure to obey God, sin was introduced into the human experience — causing the need for reconciliation to God our creator.
  2. SALVATION. The single most significant experience in life is that involved in receiving the salvation provided by Jesus Christ on the Cross. This experience involves conversion, regeneration, justification, and sanctification and grants us eternal life with Christ. John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-10 provide clear and unyielding assurances of God’s Love and plan to provide an opportunity for all humans to be restored to His family as His children.

John 3:16 (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  1. THE CHURCH. As stated in Matthew 16:18 Jesus instituted the church, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (KJV) Jesus is the Head of the Church and He instituted it as a means for Christians to assemble themselves together to encourage and help one another in the Christian life and to enable them to be more effective in reaching out to others. In summary, the “ekklesia (Greek word for church) is a group of “called-out ones” established for worship, instruction, fellowship, and evangelism.  Please note the following verses that help illuminate some of the work of the Church:

John 21:14-16 (KJV)

14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

  1. ESCHATOLOGY (END TIMES). Eschatology essentially means the study of the end time. The doctrine of eschatology can be divided into two themes: (a) the study of God’s final judgements and the eternal state of each individual — heaven or hell — and (b) the study of the second coming of Jesus Christ and the various events related to His return. The following two scriptures bear record to these truths:

Acts 1:9-11 (KJV)

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Revelation 20:12 (KJV): And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Of special note is the following verse that was stated by our Lord Jesus:

Revelation 22:12 (KJV): And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Other verses that verify this Truth are:

Revelation 21:1-3 (KJV)

1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

At the Disciples of Christ Church and Related Ministries of Lexington/Richland Counties, South Carolina, we are fully committed and dedicated to using the Holy Bible as our standard as we attempt to worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ and as we continue our journey to Heaven, our destination. Please feel free to call upon us or worship with us if we can ever be of assistance to you and your family as you seek to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and/or make Heaven your eternal home.

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