Proclaiming the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations

Our beliefs

The following is a statement of the doctrinal position of

The Hillwood Chapel:

  1. We believe the Old and New Testament, represented in the Reformation text of the Authorized Version 1611, to be verbally inspired, inerrant, preserved by God, and the final authority in faith and life. (Psalm 12:6,7; John 10:35; II Tim. 3:16, 17)
  2. We believe that God is a holy, eternal, self-existent Person Who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three Persons, and yet but one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
  3. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ Who is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very God, in His perfect deity. He is also very man, in His perfect humanity. (John 1:1-14)
  4. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 7:14: Luke 1:34, 35)
  5. We believe in the vicarious and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, through the shedding of His blood, for the atonement of sin.   (Acts 20:28; Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:14; I Peter 3:18)
  6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. (John 20:25-28)
  7. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ to the right hand of the Father, as our interceding High Priest. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
  8. We believe in the personal, visible, premillenial return of Jesus Christ from Heaven for His church, His return with His church, His thousand year reign on earth and His eternal reign with the Father in the New Heaven and the New Earth.   (I Thess. 4:16-18; Titus 2:13; Dan. 9:24, 25; Rev. 19:11-21, 27; Rev. 21)
  9. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit and in His present ministry of conviction, regeneration, indwelling, enlightening and guiding all who become children of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:5; John 16: 8-11; Romans 8:14; I Cor. 6:11, 12:13; Ephesians 4:30)
  10. We believe that man was directly created in the image of God, but through sin, brought forth both spiritual and physical death to himself and his descendants, who have within themselves no possible means of recovery or salvation. (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 3:1-24; Romans 3:19, 3:23, 5:12, 7:18)
  11. We believe in salvation by Grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have as a present possession eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation and every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness. (John 3:3; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Ephesians 2:8-10; II Peter 1:3)
  12. We believe that the church is the body of believers, chosen by God, to glorify Jesus Christ, whose purpose is to disciple all nations through the preaching of the Gospel and teaching of the Bible. (Matthew 28:18-10; John 15:16; I Corinthians 12:13-27)
  13. We believe in the personality of the Devil, the arch enemy of God and man, and in the eternal conscious punishment of the lost in a literal hell of torment. (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 12:9-11; 20:11-15)
  14. We believe in separation from this present world in its evil ways, worldly amusements, unclean habits. We believe that we should seek the things that are above, walk as He walked, and be careful to maintain good works. (Romans 12:2; II Corinthians 5:19; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11; Philippians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Titus 3:6; I Peter 2:11; I John 2:6)
  15. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29) First resurrection. (I Thessalonians 4:3-17) Second resurrection. (Revelation 20:1-9)
  16. We believe in baptism by immersion for the believer, as an act of obedience to our Lord’s command. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:37)