What we believe

The basic and fundamental doctrine of Coeur d'Alene Worship Center is:


God


We believe in One God who was manifest in the flesh to die for the sins of the world. We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human, yet without sin. Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead completely revealed as a human being. We believe God is the Father in creation, the Son in redemption and the Holy Spirit in regeneration.


The Bible


We believe that the Bible is the only inspired Word of God for mankind. We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God. We are not to add too or take away from the Word of God. All teaching, beliefs and doctrines must be founded in the Word to be classified as true. We believe the Word of God is Truth.


Sin


We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Therefore, all of mankind is in need of a Savior. We believe the wages of sin is death and the soul that sins shall die.


Salvation


We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe faith is expressed by obedience to God's word, not just a mental acknowledgement to it's truth. We believe that in order to be saved one must believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, recognize one is a sinner before a holy God, repent of their sins, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38). On the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, The Apostle Peter answered the first question by an unsaved person on how to be saved (V:37). Peter replied (V:38), Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This pattern is also found in Acts 10:43-48 and Acts 19:1-6. In the book of Acts, the Apostles simply obeyed what Jesus commanded them to preach. Jesus taught repentance (Luke 13:3,5), belief and baptism (Mark 16:15-16), and a new birth consisting of water and Spirit (John 3:5). We believe our message should be the same today.


Tongues


We believe that speaking in tongues is in use today just as it was in the first century church. Jesus gave insight into the birth of the Spirit in John 3:8. He revealed that just as the sound is evidence of it being windy, so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. Every person who is born of the Spirit, there will be a sound that accompanies that birth. As we see people being born of the Spirit in the Book of Acts, we see a pattern. Acts 2:4 says they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 10:44-46 says that the Jewish believers knew the Gentile believers received the Holy Ghost..."for they heard them speak in other tongues". Acts 19:6 says that the Ephesian believers spoke in other tongues when they received the Holy Ghost. I Corinthians 12-14 also talks about the gift of tongues for interpretation in the local church. Not every believer has this gift. In this text Paul also mentioned faith as a gift that not every believer has. Yet every believer does has saving faith. There are obviously two different aspects of faith. This same principle is true with tongues. Not every believer has the gift of tongues for interpretation, but every believer filled with the Holy Ghost will speak in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.


Holiness


We believe that Christians are to be holy because God is holy. We believe that true holiness originates from God. For the Christian, holiness begins with God's Spirit living in a believers heart. We believe inward holiness will be reflected in a Christians lifestyle, speech, attitude. We also believe that inward holiness is also revealed in outward modesty as taught in the Bible. I Timothy 2:9; I Corinthians 11:3-16; I Peter 3:1-4 all speak of an outward modesty. Unlike most churches today, we believe that these Scriptures (like all others) must be obeyed.


The Rapture


We believe in the catching away of the church, and the literal second coming of Jesus Christ. Though their are differing viewpoints regarding the exact timing of the rapture (catching away), it is Coeur d'Alene Worship Center's leaning that Jesus Christ comes for His Church before the great tribulation.



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