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although Lone Star's culture is modern, our theology is traditional.  we believe that every weekend is a rescue mission to reach people who are far from god.  it's important to start by explaining what we believe, because it's the foundation of everything we do.

 

the Bible -

the Bible is god's word to all people.  it was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  because it was inspired by god, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.  2nd timothy 3:16-17

 

Trinity -

God existed in relationship with himself for all eternity.  he exists as one god in three persons:  Father, Son & Holy Spirit.  Although each member of the trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.  1st john 5:7, john 14:16,23

 

The father - 

god is great!  he is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust and above all, holy.  it is in him that we live, move and exist.  god is good!  he is our father. he is our creator. he is loving, compassionate and faithful to his people and his promises.  Ephesians 4:6, Genesis 1:1

 

the son - 

Jesus Christ completely human but at the same time, completely god.  he is the only plan for bringing people who are far from god, back into a right relationship with our Heavenly Father.  he lived a perfect life so that he could be a substitute for us in satisfying god's demands for perfection.  he defeated death in his resurrection so that we can have life.  he has always been and lives forevermore as our savior, our intercessor, our lord, soon coming king.      ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:22, matthew 24:30-31

 

Holy Spirit -

The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the father and the son and is eternal. the Holy Spirit moved in the very beginning to bring forth life and continues to move today.  he is our guide, our teacher, our helper, our comforter. john 14:16, john 15:26

 

man -

man is made in the image of god and is the supreme object of his creation.  man was created to have fellowship with god but became separated in that relationship with god through sinful disobedience.  as a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with god through his own efforts.  every human is uniquely created, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and christian love.  Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:6,17

 

Salvation -

the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin.  salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of jesus as sufficient payment for their sin.  salvations is a gift from god and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.  Romans 10:9, John 3:16

 

the church -

the church is a local community of born-again believers unified through faith in christ.  it is committed to the teachings of jesus and obeying all of his commands and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world.  the church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying jesus.  acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:25

 

eternity -

man was created to exist forever.  he will exist either eternally separated from god by sin or in union with god through forgiveness and salvation.  to be eternally separated from god is hell.  to be eternally in union with him is heaven.  heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.  the only way to heaven is through faith in jesus.            1st john5:14, romans 6:23, 2nd thessalonians 1:9

 

healing -

healing is a privilege for every believer.  we believe in healing for physical illness of the body which is received by the power of god through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands.  Isaiah 53:4-5, 1st Peter 2:24, Mark 16:18

 

prayer - 

Prayer is our ability to communicate with god.  through jesus' salvation we no longer need an intercessor to go between god and us, we can approach god boldly through Jesus Christ.  Hebrews 4:14-16

 

Baptism - 

water baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one's salvation.  God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it.  We practice full-immersion baptism and it is conducted in the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit in the authority of the name of jesus.  this baptism symbolizes the process of death and resurrection that jesus went through for us.  Romans 6:3-5, Matthew 28:18-20

 

pentecost -

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from god as promised by jesus to all believers.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit is accompanied with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.  the power of the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to live the holy and fruitful lives that god intends for us.  acts 1:4-5, acts 2:1-4, acts 19:1-6

 

marriage -

We believe in the biblical view of marriage as between one man and one woman.  Genesis 2:21-24

 

giving -

god wants us to prosper in every area of our lives and that our tithe, the first 10 percent of our income, belongs to him.  our giving establishes an avenue through which he can abundantly bless our lives.  malachi 3:8, 3rd john 2, Luke 6:38

 

rapture -

we believe that the lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as promised.  Titus 2:13, 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17