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Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
- CPH believes in only one God who reveals himself as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. CPH believes in a single God who is both three and one; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, "one in essence and undivided". The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three "unconfused" and distinct divine persons (hypostases), who share one divine essence (ousia); uncreated, immaterial and eternal.
- CPH rejects infant baptism.
- CPH believes that each church should be autonomous but at the same time their needs to be a structure to carry out the great commission. (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
- CPH does not follow and man, such as Calvin, Arminius, Wesley, Luther, or any other. We follow Christ and God's Word.
- CPH believes that the Lord's Supper memorializes the death of Christ.
- CPH believes that all humans are equal in the eyes of God but that man is the head of the house and that only man is to lead the church.
- CPH believes that we are to marry only in the Lord.
- CPH believes that humanity is fallen, the good news is that Christ came to pay the penalty for sin on the cross. That penalty, now paid in full, means God offers forgiveness and new life as a free gift.
- CPH believes that a true born again Christian's salvation is a path or a journey that runs from the moment he accepts Christ up unto his death or until Christ brings the last enemy, death, to nothing.
- CPH believes in a real heaven and sheol and hades (eternal destruction). Those who have been saved will live eternally, and those who die without being saved will face eternal destruction.
- CPH's viewpoint on death.
- CPH's viewpoint on hellfire. What did Jesus teach about hell? Is hellfire a part of divine justice? Is hellfire just?
- CPH's viewpoint on the human soul, salvation, ransom, reconciliation, and atonement.
- The only way to eternal life is salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Works are an evident demonstration of genuine faith.
- CPH believes that all people have equal access to God's revelation of truth through the careful study of the Bible.
- CPH believes in the literal Second Coming of Christ when God will judge the wicked, righteous and the unrighteous. CPH's view on the unevangelized is found here.
- CPH's view of God's plan for marriage and the sexual union is that it was designed to be "one man, and one woman, for life." According to God's Word, homosexuality is a sin, though not an unforgivable sin. The Bible’s Viewpoint of Homosexuality Explaining the Bible’s View of Homosexuality
- CPH believes that there are currently 41,000+ denominations that claim to be Christian and most are false. Members come into the church personally, individually, and freely. No one is "born into the church." Only those who have personal faith in Christ comprise the true church in the eyes of God, and only those should be counted as members of the church.
VIEW OF SCRIPTURE
- CPH affirms, wholeheartedly agrees and accepts the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI)
- CPH affirms, wholeheartedly agrees and accepts the full or absolute inerrancy of Scripture in the original languages.
- CPH further affirms, wholeheartedly agrees and accepts that literal translation of Scripture is the Word of God to the extent that they faithfully represent the original.
- CPH affirms, wholeheartedly agrees and accepts that the Bible in the original languages is infallible, authoritative, authentic, accurate and true,
- CPH affirms grammatico-historical interpretation (i.e., plain-normal interpretation/“when the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense seek no other sense”) as the position of the Protestant Church since the Reformation. The meaning of a text is what the author meant by the words that he used.
- CPH rejects historical-critical interpretation developed in the rise of the Enlightenment that seeks to dismiss or denigrate the plain, normal meaning of Scripture or apply a meaning foreign or contrary to the literal sense (allowing for figures of speech).
- CPH affirms, wholeheartedly agrees and accepts that the critical text of Westcott and Hort of 1881, the Nestle-Aland and the United Bible Society (WH NU) is the preferred and trusted text in Bible translation.
- CPH fully rejects the Textus Receptus (TR), i.e., the Received Text as corrupt and untrustworthy.