~ Statement of Faith ~

1.) We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. As such, the scriptures contained within the Bible define the beliefs and doctrine that New Beginnings Church of Middletown, PA follows to conduct the ministries, worship services (including weddings and funerals) and outreach programs offered by clergy, employees and congregation volunteers.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”

 

2.) We believe in the Holy Trinity – God the Father, Sovereign Lord of all creation; God the Son, deliverer of humankind from sin and evil; and God the Holy Spirit, our counselor and guide through everyday life.

  • 1 John 3:1 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”

  • 1 John 4:14 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.”

  • John 14:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

3.) We believe that all humankind is vulnerable to sin and falls short of the glory of God. Salvation from sin is possible only through repentance and a complete commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Jesus redeemed us by His death through His shed blood, He ascended to the right hand of the Father, and He will personally return in power and glory.

  • Romans 3:23 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

  • John 3:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

  • Romans 5:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.”

  • Matthew 26:64 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “...And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

4.) We believe in the sacrament of Holy Communion as a confession of our sins. This sacrament represents the forgiveness of sins through the body and blood of Christ.

 

  • 1 Corinthians 10:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “When we bless the cup at the Lord’s Table, aren’t we sharing in the blood of Christ? And when we break the bread, aren’t we sharing in the body of Christ?”

  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.’ In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.’ For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.

    • So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.

    • But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.”

  • 1 John 2:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.”

 

5.) We believe in the sacrament of Baptism as a recognition that we are all children of God. This sacrament represents a commitment to be a part of, and provide support to, the Body of Christ.

  • Galatians 3:27 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.”

  • Galatians 3:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”

  • Mark 16:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

    • “Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”

NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH

630 South Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057

Phone: (717) 388-1641 Pastor: Britt Strohecker

© 2018 New Beginnings Church Middletown, PA

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