Our Basic Beliefs
The Bible is God’s Word to us and was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe that all of scripture points towards the Gospel. The gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, the fall, redemption, and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel.
It’s All About Jesus
We believe that the Bible and all of human history points to one person, Jesus and that Jesus is 100% man and 100% God. Because of this, everything we do is all about Jesus. Our goal for ministry is: make Jesus clear and love people.
In the very beginning, there was God. God has always been and will always be and has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is three persons in one God, with all three persons being equal without one being superior over the other.
We believe that the eternal Son of God and second person of the Trinity became flesh, adding humanity to his divinity, and entered into human history as the God-Man, Jesus Christ. Jesus alone is one person with two natures, fully God and fully man. The Holy Spirit miraculously conceived Jesus Christ and born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem to redeem sinful man as the only mediator between God and man. We believe that Jesus Christ lived a perfectly righteous and sinless life, died in place of sinners, fully absorbing the wrath of God, paying the just penalty for their sins and reconciling them to God. Because He is both our Savior and example, we genuinely love Jesus Christ and seek to live with and like Him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. From the moment a person surrenders their life to Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit inhabits every part of who they are. He provides conviction of sins, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit creates within every believer a Spiritual Gift in which they use to further God’s Kingdom and reach non-believers for the sake of the Gospel. As Christians, we seek to live under the constant guidance of The Holy Spirit.
Human stand separated from all creation as the only created being that is made in the image of God. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all human beings are sinners by both nature and choice. All fallen people are by nature sinners, children of wrath, and destined to death. Therefore, all sinners need a savior and a new nature, that’s why we trust in Jesus alone for new and eternal life.
Through faith, we are united with the risen Christ, raised with Christ, and granted the same Holy Spirit power that raised Christ. The benefits of Jesus’ resurrection include the forgiveness of sins, justification, sanctification, and ultimately glorification. We believe that justification through the work of Jesus Christ is possible by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. His righteousness is imparted to us at the time of saving faith, simultaneous with our justification, and brings us new life by the Holy Spirit, who regenerates us with a new nature and begins sanctifying us to become increasingly more like Jesus. Salvation is a gift that is only made possible through the works of Jesus Christ, and because of this, we believe that everything we do will rise and fall on the actions of Jesus.
Baptism is for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ’s atoning work and has become His disciple. In obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony of faith, a believer should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Water baptism symbolizes a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that a former way of life has been put to death and depicts a release from the mastery of sin. Mosaic Church practices and teaches believer’s baptism. Before being baptized at Mosaic Church, we require you to walk through Baptism Class. The class covers the biblical significance of baptism, frequently asked questions and gives you an opportunity to share your testimony. If you were baptized as a believer before Mosaic Church, we don’t require you to be baptized again unless your baptism preceded conversion.