Hope Chapel Apex

What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Hope Chapel - based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible is God-inspired.
 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

The Eternal Godhead

We believe God is triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2 Corinthians 13:14

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection.
Romans 5:12

The Plan of Salvation

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, paying the debt for sin for all who believe in Him.
John 3:16, Romans 5:8

Salvation through Grace

We believe that we have no righteousness in ourselves and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ.
 Ephesians 2:8

Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God.
-1 John 1:9

New Birth

We believe that the change that takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one.
2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20

New Birth

We believe that the change that takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one.
2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20

Daily Christian Living

We believe that it is the will of God that we  strive daily to become more like Jesus, growing constantly in the faith.
Hebrews 6:1

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work.
 Matthew 28:19
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice.
1 Corinthians 11:24, 25

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is to give the believer the power to witness,
and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days.
Acts 2:4

The Spirit-filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily.
-Ephesians 4:30-32

The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian,
and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Galatians 5:22

Moderation

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism.
Philippians 4:5

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith.
James 5:14-16

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17

Church Relationship

We believe it is our sacred duty and privilege to identify ourselves with the visible body of Christ, the church.
Acts 16:5, Hebrews 10:25

Civil Government

We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God.
Romans 13:1-5

Final Judgement

We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death.
2 Corinthians 5:10

Heaven

We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.
John 14:1-3, Revelation 7:15-17

Hell

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior.
Revelation 20:10, 15

Evangelism

We believe that bringing people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of the Church.
James 5:20

Tithes and Offerings

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support
and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and freewill offerings.
Malachi 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:7

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