is the inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is God’s inspired word, fully authoritative and sufficient for Christian life and practice.
We believe in the Triune God—Father, Spirit, and Son. This Triune God created all things visible and invisible and established order throughout creation. God is fully revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, who was born of a virgin and conceived through the Holy Spirit, and He lived on earth, fully human and fully divine. God’s Spirit resides in the hearts of believers and leads us into the truth, convicts us of sin, leads us into Christ, and empowers us for Christian witness.
We believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but we give thanks for God’s salvation from sin. Jesus is the sacrificial lamb slain for our sins, because He lived a sinless life and sacrificed Himself for all humankind. Jesus died on the cross, He was raised from the dead for our salvation, and He ascended to heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father. God’s gift of salvation is not by merit, but by grace. We receive salvation by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, when we repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We hold that we are secure in our salvation so long as we remain faithful in Christ.
We believe that it is God’s will for us to live in holiness, for indeed it is God who makes us holy. We are called to be living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God for the sake of God’s mission in the world. We believe we are members of God’s family and we love as He loves. We are always increasing the family through God’s great love and His ever-increasing grace granted to anyone who walks through the doors at Oceanside Community Church. This is God’s church and God’s family of believers. Come join us![/box]