What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of Stonehill 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.

GOD

God is Great

We believe in one God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spririt. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. (Genesis 1:1,26)

Holy Spirit

God is Always Present

We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. (John 14:16-17)

Jesus Christ

God Became Man

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that he could be a substitute for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. (John 1:1, 14)

Bible

God Wrote the Book

We believe the Bible to be the inspirited and only infallible, authoritative word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Church

God's Design for Community

We belive that there is one family of God, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe that the scripture teaches his children to gather together in local assemblies called churches. (Acts 2:42-47)

salvation

God is the Only Way

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that He rose victoriously from the Grave; all those who accept His gift of salvation by faith alone will be saved. (John 3:16)

man

God's Image Bearers

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23)

eternity

Eternity: Somewhere Forever

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated form God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternal separated from God is Hell. To be eternal in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. 

Jesus returns

God is Coming Back

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).