Doctrinal Statement

Scarlet City Church strives to integrate our core beliefs and convictions with everyday life and ministry. As a result, our preaching and discipleship focus on the gospel and core scriptural themes such as sacrificial love, grace, justice, generosity, and service. We also hold certain theological convictions as seen below.

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (John 1:1-214Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice and that our justification is made sure by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:241 Peter 2:24Ephesians 1:71 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our high priest, he fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor, and advocate. (Acts 1:9-10Hebrews 7:259:24Romans 8:341 John 2:1-2)

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, infallible and Godbreathed. (2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21Matthew 5:18John 16:12-13)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that he is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-112 Corinthians 3:61 Corinthians 12:12-14Romans 8:9Ephesians 5:18)

The Godhead

God, eternally existing in three persons— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— coeternal in being, coeternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:42 Corinthians 13:14)

Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

We believe that those who are truly redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We don’t believe in “once saved, always saved” we believe in “if saved, always saved.” (John 6:37-4010:27-30Romans 8:138-391 Corinthians 1:4-81 Peter 1:5)

We believe it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s word which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14Galatians 5:13Titus 2:11-15)

The Absolute Depravity of Humanity

We believe that humanity was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God and that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27Romans 3:22-235:12Ephesians 2:1-312)

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. (Ephesians 1:22-235:25-271 Corinthians 12:12-142 Corinthians 11:2)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament scriptures. (Acts 14:2718:22, & 20:171 Timothy 3:1-3Titus 1:5-11)

We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority and control. (Acts 13:1-415:19-31, & 20:28Romans 16:1,41 Corinthians 3:9,16, & 5:4-7,131 Peter 5:1-4)

We recognize a believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. (Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:41-42Acts 18:81 Corinthians 11:23-26)


We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on the cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10John 1:12Ephesians 1:71 Peter 1:18-19)

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential (proving the presence of the Holy Spirit), nor an indication of deep spiritual experience. (1 Corinthians 12:711, & 13Ephesians 4:7-8)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with his own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:71 John 5:14-15)

We believe it is the privilege and responsibility of all believers to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God given to them. (Romans 12:1-8;1 Corinthians 131 Peter 4:10-11)


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