What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Blue Ridge Community Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and the only infallible guide to faith and practice.

Mankind

Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and is the only way to the Father and life eternal.

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers the free gift of eternal life to all who repent of their sins and follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone by His work alone.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God and actively is at work in our lives and world today.

The Church

We believe in the importance of the local church in our community and world.  The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Resurrection

Through His bodily resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ has been given the preeminent and exclusive title of King of kings and Lord of Lords. He will one day return to earth to judge the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.

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