The Christians of Jerusalem Church have been serving the Lord and the New Philadelphia community for over 200 years. We are here to do our part to advance the Kingdom of God in all spheres of culture in our time.
Jerusalem Church believes:
+ The Bible is the infallible Word of God.
+ God still speaks, however, we firmly believe that the message has not, nor will it ever, change.
+ God created the heavens and the earth.
+ We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
+ God us calls us to repent and follow Jesus.
+ Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world.
+ Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, in bodily form, on third day after His physical death on the Cross.
+ Believing in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior is the only way to get to heaven.
+ Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to earth to help equip His followers.
+ The Holy Spirit still equips, encourages, guides, and convicts today.
+ Jesus Christ will return again someday.
+ We must work alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ (regardless of denomination) to bring people to a saving relationship and then lead them further in their discipleship.
The Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches. Link: www.evangelicalassociation.org
Both Jerusalem Church and Pastor Tom are active members of the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Churches (use link above).
Therefore, we affirm the below EA STATEMENT OF FAITH:
*The Trinitarian name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
*God has revealed Himself fully and decisively as attested in Holy Scripture. We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. The Scriptures are the guide of faith and life.
*There is only one way to salvation –through Jesus Christ.
*The sanctity of human life at every stage based on our creation in the image of God and our election by God for service in His kingdom.
*The Biblical guidelines for human sexuality: marriage as the union of one man and one woman, chastity outside of marriage, lifelong fidelity and holiness in marriage for the sake of the Kingdom.
*That the mission of the Church is to spread the good news of the Gospel of salvation in every word and deed. We are sent by Christ into all the world to bring every person into a life of faith, discipleship and submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.