We believe the Holy Scriptures to be plenary-verbally inspired, the very Word of God, authoritative, infallible and inerrant in the original writings. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and is the authority for all faith and life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | Matthew 5:18 | Psalm 119:9, 11, 105, 160
We believe there is one God, creator and ruler of the universe, who is personal, infinite, perfect; and He exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Deuteronomy 6:4 | Psalm 90:2 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | Ephesians 4:4-6 | Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became human without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful humanity. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His sinless life, and death on the cross as a voluntary, substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that our redemption is made sure by His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of God, whereas the High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
John 1:1-2 | Luke 1:35 | Romans 3:24-25 | Romans 4:25 | Romans 8:34 | 1 Peter 1:3-5 | Hebrews 7:25, 9:24 | 1 John 2:1-2
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world, making people aware of their need for and drawing them to salvation in Jesus Christ. He indwells every believer from the moment of salvation, empowering them to live an obedient life that glorifies God and fulfills His purposes. He leads us into truth and gives spiritual gifts to every believer that are to be used to build up the body of Christ. The follower of Jesus will seek to be filled and led by the Holy Spirit daily.
John 14:16-17 | John 16:7-15 | Ephesians 1:13-14 | Romans 8:5-17 | 1 Corinthians 12 | Ephesians 5:18
We believe that people, both male and female, are created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam ’s rebellion, the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God, and can be restored to God’s favor only through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the literal historicity of Genesis 1-3.
Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 3 | Romans 3:22-23, 5:12 | Matthew 19
In accordance with God’s Word and Church history, we define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. According to Genesis 1:28 and 2:24, marriage was intended by God to be a lifelong covenant relationship between a man and a woman. This definition of marriage was confirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:3-6; Mark 10:6-9 and reiterated by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:31-33 and Hebrews 13:4. This definition of marriage has also been affirmed throughout Church history by leaders of the Christian faith.
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, apart from any human merit, brought to humanity by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Every believer’s salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God. However, a believer by disobedience can mar his fellowship with God, lose his joy, testimony and incur the Father’s loving discipline. While we do not believe good works are meritorious in obtaining salvation, we do believe that good works are an evidence of salvation.
John 1:12, 3:18, 10:27-30 | Romans 8:38-39 | 1 Corinthians 1:4-8 | Ephesians 1:7, 13-14, 2:8-10 | Hebrews 12:9-11 | 1 John 1
We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, which is His body and redemptive agency on earth. Its mission is to make disciples of all nations by demonstrating His Life to the world, proclaiming the Gospel, baptizing believers, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. All those who have experienced salvation are members of the Church, and are therefore eligible for baptism and membership in a local fellowship.
Matthew 28:18-20 | Acts 2 | 1 Corinthians 12 | 1 Timothy 3:15 | Ephesians 2:21-22, 5:25 | Colossians 1:24
We believe the Lord Jesus left for the obedience of His people two ordinances, which are to be observed during this present age: Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are commanded by Christ. Water baptism is an outward sign of what the Holy Spirit has performed in the heart of the believer.
Matthew 28:19 | Acts 8:26-38, 10:47-48
For more info on baptisms, visit venture.cc/classes. The Lord’s Supper is observed by the believer at Christ’s request until His return as a memorial of His sacrifice in securing our redemption.
Matthew 26:26-29 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-31
We believe that Satan is a created and fallen angelic being, the open and declared enemy of God and God’s people, the destroyer of human lives and whose destiny is eternal punishment.
Job 1:6-7 | Isaiah 14:12-15 | Ezekiel 28:12-19 | John 10:10 | Ephesians 6:10-20 | Revelation 20:10
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. We believe immediately following the tribulation, He will establish His millennial kingdom on earth.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 | 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 | Revelation 20:6 | Zechariah 14:4-11
All people will experience the resurrection, believers to the state of eternal life and unbelievers to the state of eternal punishment.
Luke 16:19-26 | Matthew 25:31-46 | 2 Corinthians 5:8 | Philippians 1:23 | 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 | Revelation 20:11-15