Some things we just can't budge on. This is the closed hand. It's the Apostle's Creed, the basics of Christianity. You know - standard Bible stuff.
Then there are other things that people debate about and argue over. This is the open hand. It's confusing theological issues, opinions, and grey areas that divide the church and the world.
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Here you can find what C4 believes regarding a number of different areas. But honestly, instead of having you read all of this right now, we would so much rather meet you and talk about it person!
C4 believes that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem the sinful man.
C4 believes that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative and a sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
C4 believes that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
C4 believes Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead.
C4 believes that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them until the day of redemption.
C4 believes in the Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart, and that the purpose of this is the provision of power for service.
C4 believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
C4 believes in the current and evident activity of God in His sovereign bestowing of spiritual gifts.
C4 believes that, according to scripture, Signs following believers.
C4 believes in the Fruit of the Spirit.
C4 believes that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted.
C4 believes that Divine healing, according to God's time frame, is provided for all in the Atonement.
C4 believes that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to them.
C4 believes that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons.
C4 believes that the birthing and continuation of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament.
C4 recognizes believer's baptism and the Lord's supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church.
C4 believes and intends that our current church locations are just the first of many that will be planted.