What We Believe

  • SCRIPTURE

    We believe that the Scripture of the Old and New Testament are inerrant and verbally inspired in the original manuscripts by the living God, were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that they are God's complete and final word of truth and are the supreme, final and only infallible authority for doctrine, faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 2 Peter 1 :21 

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  • GOD

    We believe in one God, eternally coexistent of three persons in one essence as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; that each person of the Godhead is separate and distinct with the same attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence and is perfect in holiness and righteousness. Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:18 

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  • HOLY SPIRIT

    The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At conversion, He regenerates, indwells, seals and baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ. Subsequently, by the Scriptures, He conforms the believer increasingly to the image of Christ and empowers him for spiritual service. 1 Corinthians 12:13, John 16:8-11, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 1: 13, 2 Corinthians 3: 18, Acts 1:8, John 15:26, 2 Corinthians 2:10-12

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  • THE PERSON OF JESUS.

    We believe in the absolute, essential Deity of Christ, the Son of God, that Jesus as the Son of man was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, that He is true God and true man, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is the only sinless human being and the only One who could be the Savior of mankind. 

    Hebrews 1:8, Luke 1:35, 1 Timothy 2:5, John 1:4, Matthew 1:21

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  • THE WORK OF JESUS.

    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ made one final and complete sacrifice for the sins of the world, that in His body on the cross He was man's representative and substitutionary sacrifice for sin, and through His death and shed blood is God's only means of redemption from sin.

    Colossians 1:20-22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 9:22

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  • RESURRECTION OF JESUS.

    We believe in the literal bodily resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, His physical bodily ascension into heaven where, since His ascension, He sits as head of all things to the church, and, through the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.

    Timothy 2:5, 1 Corinthians 15:14-17, Romans 1:4, Ephesians 4:7-10

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  • NATURE OF HUMANITY

    We believe that man was created by God in God's own image, as recorded in Genesis, that Adam sinned entirely of His own volition and responsibility, that Adam as the progenitor of the entire human race transmitted sin and death on and into the whole humanity, and all are born sinners with a corrupt and sinful nature and are spiritually dead. Genesis 1:26, Romans 3:23, Romans 3:9, Romans 5:12, Psalm 51:5

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  • SALVATION

    We believe that, because of the universal result of sin, all responsible human beings are dead in trespasses and sins, are lost, condemned, and this position and condition is changed only for those who trust Christ as Savior and are thus saved from sin and death. We believe that salvation from sin and eternal condemnation is only by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ by His death and resurrection, that all those born of water and of the Spirit have eternal life and are eternally secure, that salvation is not to be works but that good works and holy living are the results of salvation. John 3:16-17, John 14:6, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9

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  • CHURCH

    We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is both visible and invisible. Invisibly, it is the Body of Christ, of which Christ is the Head and of which every regenerated person is a member. Visibly, it is a local assembly of redeemed persons. We believe that the Church is distinct from Israel.

    We believe that the corporate church on earth is God's witness and testimony to proclaim the Gospel to the entire world, that the Lord's Supper (communion) and baptism by immersion in water are divine institutions given by the Word of God to be maintained in this age.

    Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 , Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-38 

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  • SATAN

    We believe that Satan is a personal, powerful and reigning dignitary, that he is the prince of power of all evil, the spirit that works in the hearts and minds of all the unsaved, and is the adversary of God and the saved, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire eternally. 1 Peter 5:8 Ephesians 2:2 Revelation 20:10

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  • THE FUTURE

    We believe that Jesus Christ will make a bodily return to usher in New Creation and God's design for eternity will be carried out. 

    2 Timothy 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Daniel 9:25-27. Revelation 20:12-15 Luke 16:24

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  • MARRIAGE

    We believe that the institution of marriage was created by God and defined as the unity between one man and one woman before God in holy covenant. This unity establishes the biblical foundation for the family and serves as the example of how Jesus Christ is united with the church.

    Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:21-25, Isaiah 54:5, Malachi 2:14, Ephesians 5:23, 24, 32.

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Where the Bible, Family and Community Meet

Berachah Church

 

400 Ashbourne Road

Cheltenham, PA 19012

1-215-379-8700

office@berachahchurch.org

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