What We Believe

"Faith is not anti-intellectual.   It is an act of man that reaches beyond the limits of our five senses."  -  Billy Graham

Core Beliefs

These are the core beliefs of Westlake Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

There is one eternally existing God who manifest  in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy.
He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  We believe, love and worship the one and only unchanging, sovereign, and loving God, the Creator and
Ruler of all things in Heaven and earth.

Jesus

Jesus Christ, our Lord, is God in the flesh. He is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, fully God, fully man, and sinless. He died on the cross as the Divine substitute for our sins, was buried, resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, as our Advocate, and will return to judge the living and the dead.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, exalting Christ and convicting us of our sin and need for Jesus Christ. He fully lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He comforts, teaches and empowers us to live in righteousness. He equips every believer with spiritual gifts for service in the Body of Christ.

Bible

The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God to reveal God and His will to man. The Bible has God as its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error. The Bible is the sole authority for Christian Living.

Humanity

Humanity is made in the image of God.  We were created, male and female, to worship God, to glorify Him and to have dominion over the earth.  Our sin separates us from God and we are lost without the only redeeming Savior, Jesus.

Salvation

Since all persons are separated from God by sin and are in need of forgiveness, God offers the free gift of salvation. Each person must individually accept this gift, repent of sin, and place faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.


The Church

Jesus Christ is the head of His Body, the Church. The Body of Christ is composed of believers. The purpose of the Church is to carry out His mission in the world and is best lived out in local,
autonomous, connected churches.

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