Beliefs and Values

STATEMENT OF FAITH

The following statements & declarations provide the theological foundation upon which Trek-X operates.  We believe the following:

GOD

Only one true and living God exists. He is the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three Persons—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each equally deserving of humanity’s worship and obedience. He is infinite and perfect in all His attributes and is sovereign above all existence.  Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s written, inerrant, and infallible revelation to all people, divinely given through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is entirely true. The Bible is totally sufficient and completely authoritative for matters of life and faith. The goal of God’s Word is the revelation of Christ and the restoration of humanity into His image.  1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17

PEOPLE

God created all people in His image for His glory, and they are His treasure.  They are the crowning work of His creation. Yet every person has willfully disobeyed God—an act known as sin—thus inheriting both physical and spiritual death and the need for salvation. All human beings are born with a sin nature and into an environment inclined toward sin. Only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ can they experience salvation.  Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

JESUS

Jesus is both fully God and fully human. He is Christ, the Son of God. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life and performed many miracles. He died on the cross to provide people forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return for His bride in power and glory.  Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is supernatural and sovereign, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ. He lives within all Christians beginning at the moment of salvation and then empowers them for bold witness and effective service as they yield to Him. The Holy Spirit convicts individuals of sin, draws the lost to Christ, uses God’s Word to mature believers into Christ-likeness, and secures them until Christ returns.  John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10

SALVATION

All human beings are born with a sin nature, separated from God, and in need of a Savior. That salvation comes only through a faith relationship with Jesus Christ, the Savior, as a person repents of sin and receives Christ’s forgiveness and eternal life. Salvation is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and not on the basis of human works. All the redeemed are secure in Christ forever. John 3:16, John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15

MARRIAGE

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of biblical marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made for union with each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is God’s idea and exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9

LIFE

We believe that human life is sacred from the point of conception to its natural end; that every human being is an image bearer of God and therefore extremely valuable, and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellow men. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10

THE CHURCH

The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the head.  Jesus is the only answer for mankind, and His Church is the only plan for reaching the lost world with the Gospel. The primary expression of the Church on earth is in autonomous local congregations of baptized believers. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by taking the gospel to the entire world and by building its members in Christ-likeness through the instruction of God’s Word, fellowship, service, worship, and prayer.  1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23, Acts 2:42-47

THE FUTURE

God is actively involved in our lives and our future. Through His prophets, God announced His plans for the future redemption of His people through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son. With the call of the disciples, God prepared the way for the future of His Church. In scripture, God promised that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth to resurrect and judge the saved and unsaved. As the all-knowing and all-powerful Creator and Judge, God can and should be trusted today, and with our future. John 14:1-3, Luke 12:40, Matthew 24:30-31, 40-44, Mark 8:38, Acts 1:11