WHAT WE BELIEVE
at Rose of Sharon Church
We believe the Bible is God’s infallible revelation of himself to humanity and it is the accurate, authoritative, and applicable Word of God.
God the Person
We believe in the one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. Our God is an entirely holy and loving God who exists in three persons as part of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe God the Son was born to this earth of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit to complete a mission given by God the Father to connect God’s most loved creation back to him through the ultimate sacrifice; himself. Jesus, the Christ, is completely God and man. By his sacrifice, all who follow him have been reconciled through him to God. By partaking in communion, we remember and honor Jesus who lived a blameless life, died a sinner’s death in our place, and rose again to claim victory over death, hell, and the grave once and for all to give us eternal life with him.
God's plan for humanity
We believe sin created a gap between God and his purpose for us, but Jesus bridged that gap on the cross for us to walk in the fullness of our purpose. To fulfill God’s plan for us, we must accept Jesus as our Savior, submit ourselves to him, and place our sins under his blood sacrificed on the cross. It is God’s desire for us to live both wholly and holy before him; baptized in water as Jesus was filled with his Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, and with our minds set on the God the Father.
God's plan for the church
Jesus set forth the church to “go into all the world” and share his story of redemption. The church must evangelize the lost as Christ would; without the bias of age, gender, race, or denomination because God is not limited. We do this with the equipping of the infilling of the Holy Spirit expressing the gifts, fruit, and ministries of the Spirit of God living within us.
We believe God has called us, the body of believers, to come together corporately to follow his ordinances for the church set before us to be baptized in water (signifying our salvation) and in the partaking of communion as to remember the sacrifice of Christ. Corporate church gatherings are designed to help the church achieve the purpose Jesus charged us with; to preach the gospel where we live, work, and travel.
God's plan for the end of time
We believe God the Son is going to come back and all those who love him will meet him in the air. After we, the church through the ages, are caught up with him, Christ will reign for a millennium to bring about the salvation of the nation of Israel and establish his peace upon the earth. After the Millennial Reign, the wicked will be judged in the Final Judgement, and the righteous will enter into the new heaven and the new earth to live and reign with Christ.