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What We Believe

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Patmos exists to produce a love for Jesus Christ that is so evident that it reflects 1 Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This is a love that is so deep it produces a “go anywhere, do anything” disciple of Jesus Christ.

 
 

We believe in one God, eternally existing as a trinity of persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in personality, knowledge, power, authority, holiness, and love. We believe in Jesus Christ, the virgin born Son of Man, truly man, yet truly God. We believe in His sinless nature and life, His substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross, and His bodily resurrection and ascension.

We believe in the Deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit, equal with the Father and the Son. We believe His ministry to the world is to convict of sin, righteousness and of judgment. We believe His ministry to the believer is to regenerate, indwell, baptize into the Body of Christ, sanctify, engift, empower and direct.

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and is the sole source of authority for doctrine and conduct.

We believe man was created in the likeness and image of God, innocent in nature and having the faculty of free will. Through disobedience man fell from his sinless state and became sinful in nature and practice, and in need of grace and salvation. In his lost and ruined state, man could not save himself.

We believe that God has provided the means for man's redemption through the voluntary, substitutionary, atoning death of Jesus Christ. We believe that through faith alone in the finished work of Christ, man can be forgiven, reconciled to God, justified and made righteous in God's sight.

We believe the church is the Body of Christ, made up of all who confess Him as Savior and Lord; who through repentance of their sins, and acceptance of His gift of eternal life, enter into the family of God through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ, gave the church two ordinances, water baptism and the Lord's Supper. Neither of these is a means of grace, but each is designed to be a public testimony to the believers' identification with their Lord.

We believe in the personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church. It is our duty therefore to live in readiness for His coming.

We believe in the resurrection of the just to eternal glory and the resurrection of the unjust to eternal judgment.