What We Believe
What Do We Believe as a Church Family?
The following questions and answers are a summary of our beliefs.
Please contact us if you have further questions.
We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of Catalyst Church flows from God’s Word.
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God.
We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation.
We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages.
(Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable.
We believe God manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4).
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Savior of mankind.
We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom.
We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin.
We Believe after 3 days Jesus was raised from the dead.
We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the Rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years.
(Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19, 2:2; I John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6).
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity.
We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind.
However, we believe He has a special ministry which began at Pentecost and will continue until the Rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ.
(John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13).
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam.
We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power.
We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as his only Savior.
We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross can a man be delivered from his sin.
We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the Lake of Fire.
(Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).
We believe Heaven is a real place where God resides. The believer who dies spends eternity with God.
(John 14:2-3; 2 Corinthians 5:8)
We believe the Bible describes Hell as a real place. It is a place of suffering and a current place of separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ.
God’s desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die for our sins.
We believe the Lake of Fire is a place of eternal separation from God. After the Great White Throne Judgment Hell is thrown into The Lake Of Fire.
(Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 20:14-15)
We believe that once a person has by faith believed in Jesus as his Savior, the believer is secure in that salvation forever.
(John 3:16; Romans 6:23; John 10:28; Hebrews 6:4-6)
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ.
The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world. We believe the local church is God’s chosen institution to carry out His work today.
We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and have united together for the purposes of worship, discipleship, fellowship, service, and sharing the Gospel.
We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation.
(Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15).
We believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation.
We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years.
Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new earth.
(I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22).