What We Believe
The mission of the Reseda Boulevard Church of Christ is to produce fully functional and devoted followers of Jesus Christ by gaining, grounding, growing, and glorifying through multiplying small groups, empowering members to serve, training apprentice leaders, and adoring God in all things.
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. We embrace the biblical calling of the church, which is to be the kingdom of God and to do His will on earth as it is done in heaven. Therefore, we uphold the seven-fold oneness of this vision: one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
We are committed to telling and re-telling the biblical story.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied
God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God's
saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only
through God's saving grace - not human effort. God's saving grace
must be received personally by obedient faith - repentance of
sin, confession of faith in Jesus as Lord, and baptism for the
remission of sins.
Jesus Christ is the manifestation of the grace of God. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in and submitting to Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church's role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.
We follow the complete Word of God, rightly divided, as our guide from here into eternity. We adhere to the Old Testament as a necessary foundation for understanding the Truth of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament, which is the all-sufficient rule of faith for believers. We consider human creeds of men to be not only forbidden by the Scripture, but are unnecessary.