Copyright © 2017 Deco-TEC
Teens Encounter Christ
Statement of Faith
DECO – TEC, Inc.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Old and New Testament are the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God; our final authority in matters of doctrine and practice.
We believe that God is one being – infinitely just, wise, good, loving, holy and existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of the universe and God sustains and rules all that God has made.
We believe that man, male and female, was created in the image of God but fell into sin through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. As a result of the fall, all people are born sinful and in need of salvation.
We believe that because God created humankind in God’s image, life is not an accident and we believe in the sanctity of life.
Scripture tells us when a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, they become one, therefore, we believe the marriage covenant exists ONLY between and man and a woman.
We promote and encourage sexual purity and stress abstinence.
We believe that Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man, is fully divine and is fully human, and that He saves His people from their sin by His life, death and resurrection.
We believe that the only way to salvation is justification by grace, through faith, on the basis of the finished work of Christ (His death and resurrection).
We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, indwells believers and causes them to live godly lives and to use the spiritual gifts He has given them.
We believe that God is calling people from the whole human race to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. They are kept by the power of God and fellowship with each other in communities of faith until Jesus returns.
We believe that Christ is ruling now over the Church and the world through His Word and Spirit. He will return to judge the living and the dead and to renew the whole creation.
We believe and uphold the tenants of the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
We believe that the Church, of which Christ is the Head, must maintain these (2) two visible signs:
a) the public proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which adheres to the summary given in the above articles;
b) the administration of at least two (2) ordinances:
2. Lord’s Supper (Eucharist or Holy Communion)