NorthPoint Church, a church plant of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, began meeting for weekly Bible studies in the Fall of 2010. After several months of meeting together, our first service was held on Easter Sunday of 2011. Shortly thereafter, upon learning that meeting in a local school was not going to be an option, NorthPoint moved into its current location and officially began on September 11, 2011.

Since that time, God has allowed us make an impact on our community through various ministries and outreach events, including an annual community Easter Egg Hunt and a Family Fun Day. NorthPoint’s vision is simply Making Disciples that Make Disciples, a mantra that is the driving force behind all that we do.

 

WhatWhat We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are coequal and are one God.

References

  • Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22
  • Psalm 90:2
  • Matthew 28:19
  • 1 Peter 1:2
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. 

references

  • Matthew 1:22-23
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • John 1:1-5; 14:10-30
  • Hebrews 4:14-15
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Romans 1:3-4
  • Acts 1:9-11
  • 1 Timothy 6:14-15
  • Titus 2:13

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. 

references

  • Acts 1:8
  • 1 Corinthians 3:17 
  • John 16:7-13, 14:16-17 
  • Galatians 5:25 
  • 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16 
  • Ephesians 1:13, 5:18 

About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. 

references

  • 2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13 
  • 2 Peter 1:20-21 
  • Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6 
  • Proverbs 30:5 

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. 

references

  • Genesis 1:27 
  • Psalm 8:3-6 
  • Isaiah 53:6a 
  • Romans 3:23 
  • Isaiah 59:1-2 

About Salvation

God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all, the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely. In other words, salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. 

references

  • Romans 6:23 
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 
  • John 14:6, 1:2 
  • Titus 3:5 
  • Galatians 3:26 
  • Romans 5:1, 10:9-10

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

references

  • John 3:16, 14:17 
  • Romans 6:23, 8:17-18 
  • Revelation 20:15 
  • 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 

About Baptism

Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness." 

references

  • Matthew 3:16-17 , 28:18-20 
  • Acts 2:41 , 8:12 

About Free Will

The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and perish. 

references

  • Matthew 10:32 
  • John 3:16, 18 

About Perserverance

All believers in Christ, who through grace persevere in holiness to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation.  All who are truly saved are kept by God's power and as believers are secure in Christ based on their personal, continued faith. It is God who does the saving and the keeping, but He does both on the sole condition of faith.

references

  • John 10:27-30 
  • Hebrews 6:4-6 
  • Hebrews 10:36 
  • 2 Peter 1:4-10, 2:20-22

About Ordinances

BAPTISM, or the immersion of believers in water, and the LORD'S SUPPER, are ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel. FEET WASHING, an ordinance teaching humility, is of universal obligation, and is to be ministered to all true believers.

references

  • Matthew 28:19-20 
  • Acts 2:41-42; 18:18 
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
  • John 13:3-17 

About Creation

We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. God’s creation was perfect, but became marred by man’s sin. 

references

  • Genesis 1 & 2 
  • Exodus 20:11 
  • Romans 5:12 

About Human Sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.

references

  • Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9 
  • Leviticus 18:1-30 
  • Romans 1: 26-29 
  • 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9 
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 
  • Hebrews 13:4 

We also believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.

references

  • Genesis 2:24 
  • Romans 7:2 
  • 1 Corinthians 7:10 
  • Ephesians 5:22-23