These are the core beliefs of Church in the Loop:
1. One God (The Trinity):
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All coexist as One, sharing the same essence:
- The Father reaches out to all people and guarantees the elect come to faith
- The Son provides redemption through His blood on the cross and resurrection
- The Holy Spirit helps Christians to grow in holiness, faith and obedience.
2. The Bible as God’s Word:
The Bible is God's Word to us and is completely trustworthy in all aspects -- it does not mislead and is free of errors. While it may not tell us everything, it does provide us with sufficient information and guidance for the us to know and love God. Therefore, we seek to understand it and be strengthened in our faith by it as we follow Jesus.
3. Jesus Christ as the Only Way:
Jesus was God coming down to Earth in the flesh to live an actual human life in absolute perfection and holiness. He perfectly fulfilled every expectation of God for the human race in His life, and then in His death on the cross, died as a perfect substitution for our sins. Jesus paid the penalty we all owe to God's infinite demands of Justice, allowing us to live an eternal life of happiness. His resurrection proves Jesus was and is our Savior. Today, Jesus acts as Prophet, Priest and King for all who believe in Him.
4. Everyone is a Rebel (Sinner):
Because of mankind's fall in the Garden of Eden, every person is born a rebel who is actively resisting God 24/7. Only through the Holy Spirit can we be given a new heart that seeks after God first in our lives and longs to live for His glory.
5. We are Made for God’s Glory:
We were made to live for the glory of God. Everything in life finds its absolute clarity in the light of God's glory. The only way to live for God's glory is by embracing Christ as our Lord and Savior and living in obedience to Him by having faith in the Spirit of God.
6. Everyone has Worth:
Everyone is made in the image of God and thus has eternal worth and identity. There is no person who is more important than others -- we all stand in equal need of God's saving grace through Jesus Christ
7. Final Accountability and Judgment:
Everyone will stand before God and be held accountable for how they responded to God in their life. When people die, they are sanctioned to eternal judgment. Those who believe in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven, a place of peace, health, and rest. Those who reject the grace of God in Christ, the Devil, and fallen angels will live for eternity in separation from God.