What We Believe

As Disciples We Are Students Of Christ's Teachings.
As Christians We Are Small Reflections Of Who He Is.
As  The Church We Are A Body Of Believers And One.

Core Beliefs

As an independently functioning church you may notice Sardinia Church of Christ differs from other churches you know or what you may expect.  We do not represent all churches, however, we would like to share with you our core beliefs.
Each of the following statements serves a foundation for how we view the world, mankind, and how we are to live as a body of believers God calls His Church.
Please understand that thousands of years of history, changes in theological understanding, and cultural influences may make some of these difficult to understand in such brief statements.  If you have questions or would like further explanation please speak with one of our ministers or elders.  With each statement we include passages of Scripture for reference.

Mankind Is In A Fallen State

Genesis 3 ~ Romans 3:23
We believe sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden leading to a break of mankind’s relationship with God and with each other.  Sin influences our decisions to exclude God from our lives and viewing others as less than God’s reflection.  Because Sin breaks our relationship with God, He cannot be with what rejects Him in this life and eternity.

Jesus Is The Son Of God

Matthew 3:17 ~ John 10:25-30 ~ Isaiah 7:14
We believe Jesus was conceived in Mary as a virgin through the Holy Spirit.  We believe that Jesus is the Son of God by: what He said, as said by God with witnesses, by Old Testament Scripture promises, by His disciples after His death and resurrection, and by His actions.  We believe His actions and resurrection can only be done as the Son of God.  Only the Son of God can offer forgiveness and a path to redemption of mankind’s relationship with God.

Forgiveness, Redemption, And Salvation
Through Christ Alone

John 14:1-7 ~ 1 John 5:10-12 ~ Romans 5:6-14
We believe God has one plan of salvation for mankind and provided through the willing sacrifice of His Son, Jesus.  Christ states in multiple instances in the Gospels, that this was His intended plan and purpose while on earth.  Jesus’ death and resurrection is the single path God provides for mankind’s reconciliation with Him.

Confession, Repentance, And Baptism
To Receive Forgiveness And Salvation

Matthew 28:18-20 ~ Acts 2:38-39 ~ Romans 10:9-13
We believe the process for receiving salvation through Christ is confession, repentance, and baptism.  Confession is acknowledgement of our sins and claiming Jesus Christ as Lord of our life and salvation.  Repentance is changing our mind to turn away from our sinful mindset and actions.  Baptism is our spiritual death and resurrection, and being made new with Christ. We practice baptism by full immersion (dunking) as directed by Jesus, His disciples, and practiced in the early Church.

Christ Is Alive Today And Will Return

Acts 1:1-11 ~ 1 Corinthians 11:23-26  ~ Revelation 22:18-21
We believe Jesus was raised to life after being buried for three days, was witnessed to be alive by many, and is alive today.  After giving instructions to His closest disciples He ascended into heaven and will one day return to bring those who have accepted Him as Lord and Savior to Heaven.  Until that day we aim to live according to Christ’s instructions repeated by His closest disciples called Apostles.

The Bible As Our Guide

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ~ Psalms 119:105-106 ~ Matthew 28:18-20
We believe the Bible is the guide for the Church today on how we are to live.  The Old Testament is scripture written and excepted by God’s people (Israel).  The New Testament is the fulfillment of promises made by God in the Old Testament. The New Testament writings are from writers who knew Jesus personally, and were overwhelmingly accepted as Holy Scripture for the early Church.  Thousands of ancient copies of various sections of the Bible have been found, which cannot be said about other ancient documents.  These copies have been  heavily studied by scholars over many years determining that the Bible today is an accurate translation of the original writings.

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