What We Believe

We believe in God the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, and He showed His love for all people by sending His Son to die for our sins so that we might have eternal life with God in heaven.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1Thessalonians 2:13; and 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, God Himself, and that He became completely man. Conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and chose to die as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. He was bodily resurrected triumphantly from the dead and now sits at the “right hand of God,” the highest place of honor and power, interceding for those who have accepted Him as Savior and Lord. He is exalted as Lord of all and victoriously indwells His Body, the Church. He will come in glory to righteously judge all people based on their acceptance or rejection of Him. Jesus is the only way to bridge the gap of sin between God and people, thus He is the only way to have a relationship with God now and eternal life with God in heaven. (Matthew 16:16-17 and 25:31-46; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:34-35 and 2:7; John 1:1, 1:14, 5:22-30, 10:30 and 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22-24)

We believe in the present fullness and operation of the Holy Spirit in the lives of men and women, whose workings are the source of all holiness and grace and the mainspring of all gifts and ministry, and by whom the Father is presently and finally restoring and renewing the Body of Christ in all the earth. He is the power that enables Christians to live a Christ-like life. (John 16:8-11; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:16-26; 1 John 3:24)

We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God to all mankind, the complete, final, and only authority in all matters of faith and moral conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; and 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God and given rule over all the earth. Man forfeited everything when he chose to disobey God in the Garden of Eden in spite of warnings regarding the consequences for doing so. As a result, sorrow, tears, pain, sickness, death, and all that is “not good” came into existence. This was never God’s intention and therefore not His fault. All of the people who lived since that time have also sinned, for which the penalty is death. Only through accepting Jesus as Savior and by making Him Lord of your life can you spend eternity with God in heaven. (Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 3:23 and 6:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:11-15 and 22:3-5)

We believe that all are lost apart from the saving grace of Jesus Christ and that Salvation is by faith alone through the shed blood and regenerating Spirit of Jesus Christ. (John 1:12; Acts 2:38-39, 8:26-40 and 16:25-34; 1 Peter 3:21-22)

We believe in carrying out the Great Commission of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ to evangelize the lost and to lift the burden from the poor, the afflicted, and the needy. (Matthew 25:34-40 and 28:18-20)

We believe in the personal and literal Return of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the triumph of His universal and everlasting kingdom – world without end. (Psalm 145:13; 2 Peter 1:10-11; Revelation 22:7, 20)

– The CPN Team