What We Believe

At Carmichael Church, we believe that the Bible is from God and that the Bible is true. According to the Bible, the following are affirmations we hold:

The Purpose of God

We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.

Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11

The Authority and Power of the Bible

We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.

II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35

The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ

We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Saviour of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. Gal.

1:6-9;Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12

UPDATE

Church Activities and Worship Services

We are so excited to be back to our regular program of services and activities. Join us for our fully age-graded Sunday School at 9:45. We have classes for anyone from the nursery to senior adults. You will have no problem finding a Sunday School class to be a part of! Our Worship service starts at 11:00 am in our Sanctuary. For those who are not quite comfortable meeting in person, we will continue to live-stream worship every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. We invite you to join your church family for songs, prayer and a message from Pastor John. The easiest and most accessible way to view this is by clicking the Live steam box above. You can also view on YouTube and Facebook Live, but Facebook tends to make changes that cause us (and other churches) to have unexpected interruptions of service.

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Needs

Lastly, if you have a need during this unusual time, please do not hesitate to contact us. This especially applies to those of you who are senior adults. Know that your staff loves and appreciates you and we are praying for you during this difficult time.

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