Statement of faith

WHAT WE BELIEVE… at Thu Thiem International Service

Our core beliefs are rooted in Scripture, rather than speculation or tradition. Though we seek to be relevant to the times, we choose to anchor ourselves to the rock of timeless truth. What follows are some of those timeless truths, with Scripture references included.

THE KINGDOMWe believe that at Christ’s resurrection He inaugurated His Kingdom on this earth. At His second coming, His kingdom will be fully realized and experienced: a redeemed humanity will enjoy immortal resurrection bodies as they celebrate God’s presence and grace forever in the new heaven …
JUDGEMENTWe believe God is grieved and angered by sin, unbelief and rebellion. He promises to judge everything and everyone that contradicts his character and defies his will. Everyone lives once, and then faces God on Judgment Day, an event that will follow the return of …
THE CHURCHWe believe the church is the community of God’s redeemed people, all who have truly trusted Christ alone for their salvation. The church is created by the Holy Spirit to exalt Jesus Christ as Lord of all. Christ is the Head, Lord, Savior and King …
SALVATIONWe believe in salvation by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ. This salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God. It was purchased by Christ on the cross and is received through faith independent of any human merit, works or ritual. We believe …
THE HOLY SPIRITWe believe the Holy Spirit is the primary person of the Trinity at work in applying the finished work of Christ in the lives of God’s people. The Holy Spirit illumines the Bible, empowers Gospel preaching, brings regeneration and sanctifies the believer into the image …
JESUS CHRISTWe believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became fully human, while continuing to be fully God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin girl named Mary. He lived a sinless life that was marked …
HUMANITYWe believe God created humankind, male and female, in his own image and likeness with dignity and worth. He created us to worship, enjoy and love Him forever, and to be responsible stewards of His creation. Adam and Eve, sinfully defied God, corrupting the entire …
GODWe believe God is uncreated, eternal, self –sustaining, unchanging, all-knowing, all-powerful, present everywhere and entirely wise, good, loving, gracious, compassionate, righteous and holy. This one God eternally exists as a loving community of three equal persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God …
THE BIBLEWe believe the Bible (every verse in all 66 books) originated with and was breathed out by God. It speaks with the authority of God while at the same time reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the various human authors. In its original manuscripts, …

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