YVCC Statement of Faith
We believe The Holy Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter. 1:19-21).
We believe that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), revealed in the three persons of the Godhead: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (John 14;16-17, 26, 15:26; Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:9).
We believe Jesus Christ was both fully human and fully God (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:15), that He is the expressed “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15), that He is to be worshiped, praised, and adored not only for what He has done, but for who He is (Revelation 5:8-10).
We believe Jesus Christ was born when “the Word became flesh“, and that He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18, John 1:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ was the propitiation for our sin, completely fulfilling all righteousness and the Law (2 Corinthians 5:21). He was sorely tempted, but neither yielded to temptation nor ever sinned (Matthew 4:1-10, Hebrews 4:15).
We believe that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and physically rose again from the dead on the third day in accordance with Scripture (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
We believe Salvation from sin is a free gift of God’s grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and that a person is saved by faith and confession in Jesus and in His resurrection from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).
We believe the Biblical command of Jesus Christ to be baptized by immersion in water in the Name of the Lord, as an act of obedience to the Lord and the public confession of faith in Him ( Matthew 3:15, 28:19; Mark 1:9-10; Acts 8:38-39, 10:48; Romans 6:3-5).
We believe in the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, in remembrance of Him (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14;22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe that speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance is one of the outward manifestations of the Holy Spirit ( Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-15, 10:44-48).
We beleive that Jesus Christ will soon physically return to the earth in power and great glory to judge all mankind, after which the righteous will be established in His eternal kingdom (Matthew 24:27-31; Acts 1:11; Revelation 20:15).
We believe in the resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous; the righteous to eternal life with God and the unrighteous to eternal damnation (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5;28-29; Acts 24:15.